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Bugle Boy

Pattern:  Jalie #2802 Men's Skating Bodyshirt; Jalie #2803 Men's Figure Skating Pants
Fabric:  7/8 yd tan polyester; 1 yd tan faux linen (JoAnn Fabrics)
Notions: black grosgrain ribbon; gold colored buttons, elastic
Total Price: $15.50
Size: Jalie kids size G

(I did not make the hat)
Tie was made from a McCall's pattern
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I decided to make this dance costume for my little boy two days before his team competition.  They have been learning this dance for months, but somehow, I only then realized that he was the bugle boy???  I don't know how my brain works sometimes.

I have only recently found Jalie patterns. They seem to be the only pattern company that focuses on sportswear.  I have made a girl's leotard and boy's, so this was my third project.  I bought all these patterns at the same time directly from their website with the buy 3 get the 4th for free deal, as I find them …

Biker Jacket

Pattern: Ottobre 4/2012#22 Young Hero Biker Jacket Fabric: sweatshirt fleece (JoAnn Fabrics) Notions: 14" separating metallic zipper, (2) 6" metallic zippers, large snap Total Cost: ~$16.00 Size: 98cm, 104cm length Child's Age: 5 ---------------------------------------------------------
I wanted to make this jacket as soon as I got this issue in the fall. It's made out of sweatshirt fleece.  Casual and stylish at the same time. Perfect for stylin' five year old. Somehow, there were many wrenches thrown in to the construction of this jacket.  First, I couldn't find sweatshirt material and ribbing in the same color.  I blame JoAnn Fabrics for this.  Then, I couldn't find the right length of metallic, fashion zipper for his size.  I thought, that's OK, I'll just keep checking back until they have it.  But it's JoAnn Fabrics.  So, this doesn't EVER happen. I also wanted the same arm patch that is on the magazine photo which was impossible t…