Woody & Jessie – Oscars 2011
My mother-in-law had been ill and wasn’t allowed to travel to altitude. So we got to host the party. We thought that doing characters from Toy Story 3 would be fun and easy, and most importantly for us as hosts, comfortable to run around in.
I found the cow-print fabric on-line. It has a bit of a nap like a real hide might, although it’s washable. I used the Tandy Leather chaps pattern, and lined them with denim. The typical last minute costume work was actually cutting the fringe while the caterers were setting up. I cut up an old shirt of Stephen’s to make the vest pattern.
I used some yellow fabric to create the contrasting yoke which I just sewed on top of the shirt, and then some red ribbon to make the pattern. I never did make cuffs. Both shirts were purchased from a western-wear e-store.
Even more important than the cow-print fabric was the red hat for Jessie. Once I found that, at a local western store, I knew the costume set was a go.
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