Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Girly Dino Tails
About a year ago I found this tutorial on how to make dino tails over at Jessica's blog; Running With Scissors and knew my boys needed a set. Since then it is a go to gift I love to whip out for birthdays and Christmas. Jessica's tutorial is super easy to follow with lots of pictures! Go check it out :)
*Use fusible interfacing to line the inside of the tail. That way during a dino rumble the stuffing won't squeeze out through the fibers of the fabric.
*Use fusible interfacing on the inside of the spikes as well. It helps them to stand up better.
*Add an extra 1-2 inches on the waist straps. My boys are pretty lean but I've realized a little more wiggle room would be nice.
*Use iron on velcro. Its just a lot easier to attach and you don't have to see any extra stitching.
On a different note, I searched high and low for a girly dino book. They just aren't out there! I was desperate to find some sort of princess dino book, in my head I was certain someone had touched on that market. Nope! So the little misses got this pop-up book that just happened to match the fabric. Grace and Emmalin, I owe you a princess dino book! I'm just going to have to write my own ;)
When it came to shipping these things I was at a loss for how to wrap them. Hello, classy trashbag wrapping! If you knew their mother you'd be horrified that I did this! She is the queen of good wrapping. Ha! But really the white and bright ribbon works right? Right?