Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Book Week

Well it's that time of year again BOOK WEEK. and what better way to celebrate Book Week but have all the kids dress up. My Daughter Miss Diva decided she wanted to go as a leopard, mmmm a challenge i was waiting to sink my teeth into, This is Simplicity 2855 in a medium, It's a all in one jumpsuit with a zip up the front, a lined hat the fastens under the chin, a tail sewed into the jumpsuit, lined mittens and lined spats that cover the top of the shoe and are secured under the shoe with elastic. I made it with faxu fur in a leopard print, and the tummy, inside of the ears, and the under side of the mittens in a cream coloured faux. She loved it and couldn't wait to get to school and show it off :) Iam happy she is happy.

McCalls 5836 dress for Pretty Princess

I was thinking to help summer along I would make Pretty Princess a dress. I used McCalls 5836 version F. The dress is made out of checked purple and white, with little bumble bees all over cotton.There are no zips, it's a pull over the head which at the age of three is all pretty princess can handle. Close fitting, lined bodice dress with pleated skirt, shoulder straps with gathers,  ruffles and are mid-knee length;. I made a size four which is pretty much what she is in normal clothes, but there is still room for a growing princess to last to the end of summer. And by chance she wore it today to kindergym and they were selling doll clothes. It was fate cause the ladie had made overalls in the same material but blue. So without a  second thought (which often gets me into trouble) i brought it for her baby.