Panda Costume (Part 2: The Selection)

In Part 1 of our Panda Costume adventure, I shared my vision (which, once again, looks scary based on my sketch but is super cute in my head…I promise). 

Part 2 is all about planning, prep and selection.  We had to figure out where we were going to shop, what we were going to buy, and which fabrics (and buttons!!!) looked the most “panda-like.”  In my opinion (especially after beginning the next step…), this is by far the best part of sewing (probably because there’s zero actual sewing involved).

Abigail loved it too…

helping me select furs…she was drawn to the red, but I managed to talk her out of it

I’m going to keep this brief because I think the pictures will speak for themselves. Here’s a quick summary:

  • Patterns
    Selected at Beverly’s in Daly City. They were 50% offPatterns were all we purchased here because their fur selection was less than amazing.
  • Lunch
    Hey, this is important!  We enjoyed lunch at ChipotleI recommend their carnitas tacos – yum!
  • Fabric, buttons, scissors, pins, etc.
    We found everything else at Discount Fabrics in San Francisco (on Irving Street).  After having a few bad experiences at other less than desirable fabric locations, we were pleasantly surprised with the selection and more importantly, with the service.  They were extremely helpful!

7x7xMommy

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12 Responses

  1. Elena says:

    Whenever I see panda anywhere I can’t help but think of you guys 🙂 lol

  2. Anina Duren says:

    I am so excited you are trying your hand at sewing! Good luck with the costume, I can’t wait to see it come together.

  3. Megan B.B. says:

    I love this! And I love Halloween! What are Mommy and Daddy going as? 🙂
    Vivien is super excited about making her Halloween debut as a pumpkin that her Grandma knit her.

  4. Wiebke says:

    Ok, that’s all helpful and entertaining and all. But can I please borrow your mom so she can assist me in making, um, documenting my craft projects. Thanks very much! 😉

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