Spike the Dragon Patterns

Monday, October 7, 2013

*Update - One-piece and two piece Spike costumes are now available in my Etsy shop!*


A few of you have requested a a tutorial for my Spike the Dragon costume from last year. I'll definitely be sharing one eventually, but since it won't be ready in time for Halloween, here are the "quick and dirty" pattern pieces for those of you who'd like to give it a try. 


Please note on the patterns that there are 2 different options for the tail. One is meant to be attached to the Simplicity one-piece pattern (it's so easy 1753), and the other is sized for a 2T pair of pants if you'd like to make a hoodie/pants version instead. You will need to make a few small adjustments for larger or smaller costumes, but the spikes are 2 layers sewn together, flipped right side out, and then placed in the center back seam just like we did with the mane for the pony costumes. The ears are 2 sewn together, flipped through a little hole, and then top-stitched similar to the wings. The green tummy is just a simple color-block seam, but if you are unsure how to adjust your pattern, you could always just stitch the green pieces on top of the final piece.


Hopefully you will be able to figure out the process from looking at the photos, but if you have any questions please let me know. 
(Unless of course you are going to ask me to e-mail you a full set of step-by step instructions. Sorry. I don't have extra time just now.)

Hope that helps!

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My Little Pony Sew-along Links

Pony Costume Supply ListDay 7 - Pants Pattern
Day 1 - Hoodie PatternDay 8 - Basic Sweatpants
Day 2 - Attaching the ManeDay 9 - Pony Tail
Day 3 - Zipper InstallationDay 10 - Pegasus Wings
Day 4 - Attaching the HoodDay 11 - Cutie Marks
Day 5 - EarsDay 12 - Hairstyle Options
Day 6 - Unicorn HornSpike the Dragon Pattern Pieces

6 comments :

  1. Can you email me step by step photos please? :P

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    1. AHHHHHHH! I saw the message before I read the name, and I almost screamed. Ha!
      Don't tell me if you've shared anything "life changing" on your site lately, because I've been so swapped I haven't read a blog post from anyone in almost 2 weeks! My bloglovin' keeps telling me that I have over 2500 unread posts, and the number keeps rising. It very well may take me til Christmas to dig out of this hole! :-D

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    1. Thanks Alexis! I'm kinda partial to the chunk-a-munk too. ;-)

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  3. Hello. Thank you for your tutorial and patterns. You are beyond talented. I don't have the time or ability to sew the whole outfit but I'd like to add the spikes and tail to a purple fleece outfit.
    How do you get the spikes to stand up and not flop over? And could you advise how I should attach the lime green fleece fabric chest?

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  4. Use felt ;) or you can stuff fleece with polyfill

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