Baby Fleece Gizmo Suit

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Introduction: Baby Fleece Gizmo Suit

i made this for a friend. She wanted something to keep her baby warm this winter but she also wanted it to be an awesome 80's throw back. Hopefully you all liked the movie Gremlins.

Step 1: Pattern

I started by buying a pattern for a baby fleece suit and then I looked up some pictures of Gizmo for reference.

I noticed that Gizmo has white fur around his wrist, up the front in a strip, and on his legs.

I laid out the pattern I had bought and laid tissue paper over it. I traced out the original pattern and then I drew in the panels I needed to be brown. I cut the new panels out of the tissue paper making sure to include a 5/8" seam allowance.

After this I pined the pattern pieces to the fleece and cut the pieces out. 

Step 2: Sewing

I sewed the brown and white panels together so that they formed the original pattern's shape. I used a zig zag stitch.

After that it was just a matter of following the patterns instructions. When that was finished I had a baby sized brown and white onesie with a hood. 

Step 3: Details

Now it was time to add some eyes and ears to make it look more like Gizmo.

The eyes I made out of felt and fleece.

I cut out an almond shaped piece from the white felt and glued on a dark brown circle and then a smaller black circle with fabric glue.

I then wrapped the edge in beige fleece to give it an eyelid look. I then hand stitched the eyes in place on the hood.

For the ears I drew the shape on a piece of cardboard to make sure they were a good size in relation to the whole suit. Then I used that as my template to cut out the fleece. I ironed on some interfacing to the inside of both pieces (to give it more structure). 
I sewed it like a pillow case, inside out, all around the edge accept the narrow part that gets attached to the hood. 

I then flipped it the right way and top stitched some lines to give it some ear details. At this point I noticed that the ears were still very floppy so I inserted a thin strip of plastic at the top of the ear to give it more movement.

I then cut a small hole in the hood and stitched the ears in place. 

And there you have it, awesome 80's winter wear.

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    6 Discussions

    This is so great! Would you be willing to make one for my son and ship it? How much would you charge?

    No feeding after midnight. And don't get him wet! That's absurdly adorable.

    I always wanted my own living and breathing Gizmo and now you showed me how! WOOT!