“Whatcha going to do today Napoleon?”
If you aren’t familiar with Film Petit, it’s an ongoing movie centric, kids sewing series put on by the awesomely talented duo Skirt As Top and A Little Gray. They sew creative interpretations of their favorite movies and ask one blogger to join them each time. Ever since seeing their interpretation of The Fantastic Mr. Fox, I wanted IN.
The most notable quote we use from the movie is, “Eat your FOOD Tina!” which we would tell Owen almost daily when he was going through his picky palette toddler phase. (It wasn’t quite as effective as you would hope – ha (really?), but it made us all laugh ;)).
The Pop’n Pins bowling alley Kip and Uncle Rico go to to discuss business plans is still there in all its glory.
And nearby there were lots and lots of cows.
Napoleon: “This tastes like the cow got into an onion patch.”
FFA Judge: “Correct.”
To complete Owen’s outfit, I made him a little boon doggle.
Napoleon: “Pedro offers you his protection”…
I also made him some Figgy Banyan pants out of some bottom weight denim from Joann. I felt like the pleats added enough bagginess to give a nod to the dojo pants he wears after visiting Rex-Kwan-do, as well as to the high waisted jeans he wore everyday.
And of course I had to include a tater tot pocket!!
The Banyan pant pattern gives a sweet (!) polished and professional finished garment and includes installing a zip fly in way I have not used before. It is not for a beginner though, the construction is a little more complicated than other patterns, and it runs a bit short in length, so keep that in mind if you decide to sew it up. I sewed a size 7 with an 8/9 length and I will have to go back in and add maybe 4-5 inches in length to that for this Fall when he is wearing pants again. He is also all legs, that kid.
Let’s not forget Pedro!
Napoleon: “How long did it take you to grow that mustache?”
Pedro: “A couple days.”
(and wrestling to get it on there, because the eye liner pencil was ‘tickling too much’)
For Reid I kept it simpler and made just one item. I made him his shirt using the Blank Slate Tuxedo Shirt pattern (sponsor but I love, love her patterns). I omitted the pleats (and modified the pattern) and instead added a Pedro-esque shoulder detail and flap pockets.
I sewed it up using an old thrift-ed shirt, so I had to get creative with how I cut it out. I barely eeked out enough fabric, but it worked!
This was my first time sewing a button up shirt. It was fun to do and the pattern was very straightforward and easy to follow. It sure was time consuming but when I was done I felt amazeballs that I had just made a button up shirt! Definitely a worth while sew. The fit is loose and similar to some of his other 4T button up shirts. I think I might make a 3T width with a 4T length next time to achieve a better fit,
Once the shirt was made, I slapped on some store bought jeans, drew on a mustache, and he was ready to go in his (over-sized) cowboy boots! :)
He tried to channel Pedro’s half baked stare for me, but I kept having to remind him not to smile…
Which was a big turn around from my first and second photo shoot attempt.
He must have been still been hung up on the rejection from Summer. ;)
Thank goodness he didn’t shave off all his hair!
Seeing Owen’s Napoleon droopy face, makes me wish soooo badly that I did Kip! Kip is probably my favorite character.
Kip: “You’re mom goes to college!”
Kip: “Napoleon, don’t be jealous that I’ve been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I’m training to be a cage fighter.”
I did however get to take a quick crack at Uncle Rico.
I thought his priest looking shirt was just too hilarious not to copy.
Rico: “How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?… Yeah… Coach woulda put me in fourth quarter, we would’ve been state champions. No doubt. No doubt in my mind.”
I sewed it up with a mock turtleneck and a reverse appliqued white strip down the middle. I don’t love to hem baby rib knit, so I left the sleeve and bottom as is.
And there you have it, my version of Napoleon, Uncle Rico and Pedro. :)