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Buddy’s Book Week 2017 costume: Robin Hood

Buddy's Robin Hood costume for Book Week // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

One of the things I really love about Buddy is that he thinks things through really carefully. He is more likely to try and find a solution himself than ask for help, which is sometimes good and sometimes not hehe. When the kids and I started to chat about Book Week costumes this week, Buddy didn’t really want to throw around ideas, so knowing he needs his own time, I left him to think about what he would like me to make him. To my great surprise he came back to me a few days later and told me he had figured out a costume using things he already had. I didn’t have to make a thing? Enter, Robin Hood!

Buddy's Robin Hood costume for Book Week // Megan Nielsen Design Diary
Buddy's Robin Hood costume for Book Week // Megan Nielsen Design Diary
Buddy's Robin Hood costume for Book Week // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

He completely made my day! He used the tunic and hat from his Peter Pan costume a few years ago, and these pants which i made him three years ago and actually fit Bunny better at that point and a ready to wear long sleeved tee, a belt he found in my cupboard and his bow and arrow set. I couldn’t quite get over the idea of not having to make anything in his costume! But in the end we did make a belt (the leather one that he wanted to use turned out to be too uncomfortable) and it is just a strip of felt. And we also made the quiver of arrows and the bow out of sticks at the last minute because I couldn’t bring myself to let him take his toy bow and arrow set to school, because those arrows actually hurt when they hit you! I figured the teachers would thank me for sending him to school with a non functional set. They did :)

Buddy's Robin Hood costume for Book Week // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

I had to work very hard to get a smiley photo because he was hunting the Sheriff of Nottingham and that is serious business mum. But i’m pretty good at finding the smiles :)

Buddy's Robin Hood costume for Book Week // Megan Nielsen Design Diary
Buddy's Robin Hood costume for Book Week // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

Of course this post wouldn’t be complete if it wasn’t for some very Buddy very serious in-character posing, so here we go, enjoy:

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Juliana M
Juliana M
5 years ago

So good! Your son is really lovely ?

PsychicSewerKathleen
5 years ago

Thank you for this wonderful Tuesday AM smile! Buddy’s outfit is AMAZING and he looks like he loves it as much as you loved making it ;)

Freya
5 years ago

This is an awesome costume!