I found this really cute pattern the other day, and really wanted to make one...but didn't really have a good excuse to. Luckily my nephew wanted a Christmas present for his kindergarten teacher, who just happens to have a monkey theme in her classroom.
and some close ups:
I modified the skirt pattern to make it pleated and fitted, the shoes I made from regular fabric instead of felt, added lace to the sock tops, switched out the beret for a bow, and embroidered the eyes instead of using felt. I think it turned out rather nice :-)
You can find the pattern here: