Saturday, June 25, 2016
Bo wanted to be Elsa for Halloween. I'm not one to go out a buy a costume.
I guess I don't see the need to make things easy for myself. :)
Really and truly, I love putting costumes together for my kids. It's a challenge I enjoy.
I bought some blue fabric that wouldn't fray and a strip of shiny blue fabric to use as a belt
(and also to keep the whole thing together). I cut two diamond shapes, sewed them together at each shoulder, and put a couple of stitches in at the breast and back. That was the hardest part because I couldn't find the right needle/thread combination to make it work! My machine kept skipping stitches and it was maddening.
I knew Bo wouldn't be happy if she couldn't make it spin...
When Charley dressed up like Violet Baudelaire from a A Series of Unfortunate Events...
(She's a sad character. Charley played the part well.)
I was so proud of what we threw together.
We used a hand-me-down jumper with a hand-me-down sweater underneath.
The ribbon was a strip of felt I had in my fabric pile. And the collar was just a piece of felt too! I cut it to wrap around her neck and simply pinned the ends together.