While I’d hardly call this “fashion”, it certainly fits into costuming! My husband and I own a Herbie the Love Bug replica, and this weekend he’s off to visit his friend, who is also a Herbie-head, and owns a shop in Sarasota, FL, fixing up old VWs. While my family only cares about the original Herbie film, Merlin (yes, that’s his real name, and yes, he’s a wizard) loves the entire cannon.
For a gift, I replicated the jumpsuit/coveralls of the mechanic/deuteragonist/sidekick played by Don Knotts from Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo. Lacking the time to source the proper patches (DH gave me basically a week), I had to freezer-paper stencil them on. I also added elastic loops for the wrenches that Wheely wears in the film. I’ll provide you with some original photos, and then my replica. Turned out pretty good for a last-minute project, if I do say so myself! And it’s my first project post here in the New Place!
(((Not quite sure how to make all the photos appear how I like…any tips would be appreciated. The drag-and-drop wasn’t working. Mac issue?)))
Here are the patches I was trying to replicate: