My 5-year-old is obsessed with all things Disney Cars. He decided he wanted to be Lightning McQueen for Halloween this year. There was only one problem, I couldn’t find any in stock anywhere to buy. I also had to be careful to meet restrictions set by his school such as it couldn’t interfere with sitting and regular daily activities.

So I did what I always do in these situations and sat down with paper and pencil and designed a pattern. I still have to get another orange fabric marker as I ran out before finishing the 95. I actually made graphics pages to print out on iron-on transfer fabric after I finished this “prototype” to include in the pattern file for sale in my pattern shop so someone can reproduce this in a single afternoon.

I am currently working on Mater for my younger son and then Cruz for myself. Those patterns will be available in my Craftsy shop too.

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Look at that happy face. I think he’s pleased with the results

That’s last year’s Spiderman mask with the webbing pattern turned in because Mama couldn’t be bothered making a mask right now

The back view with incomplete orange coloring on the 95 until I manage a trip to the craft store