Saturday, June 13, 2009
My daughter's school didn't celebrate Halloween, so I needed not only a Halloween costume for trick-or-treating, but a costume for United Nations Day the day after at school. They were to wear something representative of another culture, particularly one of their heritage. We chose to do a Swiss costume. Made this dress combining two patterns: one little girl's dress for the square neckline (I partitioned the bodice off and added the ribbon) and a little Dutch girl's costume for the big sleeves. I love researching costumes and coming up with my own creation.
I have made so many of these tiered skirts. I always love the holiday fabrics at the fabric store, but never know what to do with them. I have resigned myself to making a lot of tiered skirts for just about every holiday. Only thing is, my girls have to wear uniforms to school, so they don't get a lot of opportunity to wear them and they grow so fast, that I almost have to make them every year. Oh well, they are always excited when I make them.
Friday, June 12, 2009
My favorite holiday is the Fourth of July and I always have to have something cute and patriotic for the girls to wear on this day. Especially, since we are going to the best place on earth to celebrate the Fourth. This year, I still stuck with read, white, and blue, but it's not exactly limited to being worn on Independence Day. Its just an elastic waistband with a sash sewn into the side seams. I'm loving the big sashes these days.
I couldn't bear to throw away all the jeans with the knees ripped out, so I decided to refashion them into jean skirts. Ever notice that the color of the fabric on jeans is darker along the seams? You can tell where the new seams are, so don't look too closely. I added rick rack to deflect from the new hem that doesn't look original.