I know, I could have just gone out and bought one with way more fancy muscles but where's the fun in that? Plus I wanted him to have another dress up that was comfortable and fun to play in. I think I hit the spot. He played in it all afternoon today and wouldn't take it off at bedtime.
I have been kicking around this muscle idea since last year when one of the boys wanted to be Captain America with muscles. I did just buy that costume, cause I didn't quite have it in me then. Of course now that I've made a muscle shirt, I can see all kinds of things I could do to improve it.
I added batting to the front and sleeves to create the muscles. I left the back a single layer, after all we live in Florida and it is hot enough with out wearing a little quilt around.
Here's a glimpse of the chest. I made a little quilt sandwich, drew on the muscles, then quilted it.
I used a double layer of batting and then added a triple layer for the chest and upper arms.
I used one of his shirts to make the pattern. Thankfully it sewed together, nicely.
Have you seen Picmonkey's new spooky edits? I couldn't resist trying them out. Of course we'll paint his skin green for the big night.
Love you Little Hulk