“Whatcha going to do today Napoleon?”
“Film Petit with Kristin and Jessica! Gosh!”
Skirt As Top, A Little Gray, …I, and Film Petit, proudly present…
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. 🙂
Go check out Skirt As Top for her aweeeeesome Deb and Uncle Rico too! A Little Gray’s is rocking another Napoleon and Rex Kwando – yesssss.
Michele Chronister says
I LOVE Napolean Dynamite! This is the best blog post I have EVER read!! Not even kidding. What a great way to start my Thursday!!!
I don't think I've ever laughed out loud while reading a sewing post. I kept showing pictures to my husband (the dead pan Napoleon? Awesome. Hats off to your awesome models.)
Oh, the joys of living in Logan when it was released. The dance-off competitions before a screening is still seared into my brain.
i love this!!! and i love this quirky movie!
I love this so much I cant stop laughing to cry at the awesomeness!! lol Great job!!!!
oh my!!! this is too hilarious for words! i cannot stop laughing! and as i was reading your post it just kept going and going! i am super impressed you did so much! uncle rico's priest shirt had me laughing out loud!!! excellent work!
This is amazing!! I loooove the Liger shirt!
I love this so much! You made me laugh so hard. This is my favorite film petit entry since THE BIG LEBOWSKI!!!!
Mariana D. says
They look hilarious! Good job!
Tator tots in the pockets and eye liner mustaches. FANTASTIC!!!!!!
small + friendly says
No way! This is WAY too good! Simple AMAZING. And the tots in the pocket? LOVE!
Dude, I like your skills!
Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight says
Hahahaha ha I love it! You are so funny!
Hannah Elise says
Coolesr idea ever!!!!
So funny Delia! I have never laughed so hard while reading about sewing. And the clothes look great, as usual.
YESSSS! This is friggin’ amazing 😀 I’m seriously dying right now, this is the coolest, most hilarious thing I’ve seen in a long time!
Venus-Suburbia Soup says
YES! Yes! Yes! Yes!!! I love it all! You’re good!
sanae (sanaeishida.com) says
SO AWESOME!! I’m dying from laughing. The tater tots pocket!! Liger!! Oh Delia…so good.
So so good! The tot pocket is perfection. I cannot stop laughing at that Rico shirt too!
Delia you were SUCH a friggin awesome guest! From the titles to the tot pocket to the Preston photos…you KILLED it! Just incredible. Thanks so much for joining us!!! Man I want your kids and my kids to have a Jamiroquai dance off SO BAD…!!
Van Hoang says
What a fun project! Love it all, especially the Liger t-shirt! Now I have to make one too. 🙂
Melissa (Melly Sews) says
This is awesome! Love the title photos, your outfits, everything. Amazing!
love your attention to detail! the tot pocket! those plates! you nailed it for sure. so awesome!!!
This is way too incredible for the likes of me. Imagine me bowing down. Friggin friggin, that’s what you are. THANK YOU!!!
Awesome sauce! You guys are the best! So loved what you did! Great job Delia!
I really hope these outfits still fit by the time it’s Halloween. Because that would be awesome. I would die to see your little lady with a side ponytail wig too, lol. Great work!
Kimbo West says
this is perhaps the greatest thing in the entire world.
AND: where in the crap do you live…cause i’m KINDA close to preston….
Mie Brindle says
WOOOW Delia. I have seen/read all the Film Petit-‘episodes’ and this one is really REALLY amazing. AMAZING!!!
Sissy MacK says
Such a great project!
A Lemon Squeezy Home says
You are awe.some. Love everything about your post. Couldn't have picked a better person for it!
Love THIS!!! My husband worked in Preston occasionally this last year. Did you try the burger place where Kip & Rico ate the shakes and talked about LaFawnda? Also, the tot pocket is amazing. This is so great Delia!!!
so great! and honestly, I have no idea how many times we have said to our super picky little kid "Eat the FOOD, Clover!"
Sabra at Sew a Straight Line says
I was looking on my phone, and had to run up to my computer to see the pictures better. You are amazing!!! As much as I love what you sewed, the "title plates" blow me away! LOVE IT!
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Stacey Byrne says
You are just the best, Delia! The tater pocket is going to have me laughing all week. Amazing! And I love the Liger!
Sarah Watson says
Agh! Your children need to end up in a movie. I think I would sit and watch two hours of you guys doing this photo shoot. Mustache tickles, haha, that's the cutest kid thing ever.
YAY! I'm finally getting around to leaving a comment! THIS IS FANTASTIC. Well done Delia. The mustache is killing me! And so funny about Kip. He and was in our stake in Calif and on the High Council and it was hilarious when he'd come to speak because it was nothing like his character. I worked with his wife too. They're a fun couple/family.
Anyway. Cool stuff!! Love Film