I’ve sewn quite a bit in the past few months, but just haven’t blogged about it much. I’m going to try catching up, so bear with me. Let’s start with the Halloween costume I made for my daughter.

Claire LOVES penguins. Emperor penguins are her favorites, but she likes the Humboldts at the local zoo. Her favorite cartoon character is Pingu. Naturally, she wanted to dress up as a penguin for the holiday. Kwik Sew came to the rescue with a very cute pattern for a Penguin/chicken, No. 3630.


Pattern Description:

Penguin/Chicken Costume

Pattern Sizing:

XS(4-5) – S(6) – M(7-8) – L(10) – XL(12-14)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes, except I forgot the bow tie. Oops ;)


Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes, the instructions were clearly written and easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

It’s super cute and the size range is nice.

The only thing I did not like was how shallow the hood was. I suppose it was drafted that way to prevent to hood from falling forward and making it difficult for the wannabe penguin to see; however, it tended to fall backwards so the face wasn’t visible. If it were just a touch deeper, it would have been better.

Fabric Used:

Fleece. My kid was the warmest one in our trick-or-treating group. It was COLD outside.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Sure! It’s super cute and she got a lot of compliments. Plus, she discovered you can store extra candy in the wings when her bucket started to overflow. haha


Great costume; easy to make; a real winner!

I didn’t sew a costume for my son. He took on that challenge himself.


He designed and created a Wolverine costume all by himself. Mama is so proud.


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