Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Santa Claus

In Sweden the real Santa Claus always brings the gifts for the kids. Very often it is the father of the house that makes himself an excuse to go out to buy the newspaper or do something with the car. But, we have arranged so that a friend comes to our house. I have bought a very nice Santa's outfit, with a coat, pants, belt, nice beard and even a plastic nose. I really don't like those whole plastic masks. It is a onesize costume, but last year worked out alright, but for this year we had to change Santa. And, when Santa Claus is 190 cm (6 foot 3) and weighs about 100 kilo (220 pounds) then the one-size-does-not-fit-all rule applies…

Well. Some nice fleece blankets from IKEA (=cheap fabric, not very good for clothes, but you will hardly wear out a Santas costume, will you??) and a couple of hours did the trick. I really don't like this kind of sewing. Under preassure, with time limit (and not that much time either, I can hardly sew on a Santas costume while the kids are awake, right?), no pattern what so ever. But I took measurements on my hubby. Added some extra space for moving around in it. And started sewing. It was REALLY static fabric so I got myself a few shocks and very interresting hair. *LOL*

But it turned out alright after all! And the kids weren't that interrested in looking at the "construction of the item and the composition of the fabric", they were much more interrested in the gifts that Santa brought them. To many as usual I am afraid...

4 comments:

ingermaaike said...

Long live ikea and cheap fleece :-D

Michelle said...

Oh, gorgeous Santa:)

Star of the East said...

fun :)
You did a good santa job!

Hello said...

Snygg! Och bra modell på jackan - då är den inte så känslig för olika storlekar på tomte inuti...

Vår tomte har pappas gamla päls och ett skägg av linblånor.