This elephant costume is complex. Argh. I mean its super cute, but yikes.
I went to Open Sew at a local sewing machine/vacuum repair/quilt-teaching store last night. A few coworkers attend regularly, that’s how I found out about it. For the first 2 hours, I sat on the floor cutting out the ba-zillion pattern pieces, laying flat the gray knit, pinning while trying not to attach the fabric to the carpet, and cutting out the ba-zillion pieces. Of course I mis-placed pieces and had to start over. Of course I forgot to cut out pattern piece 45 labeled “trunk” (but I already had a piece labeled “trunk” wtf?).
By the time I left, 5 and a half hours later, I have a trunk, ears, and hood. Whew!