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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Snow White

Lily as Snow White
It's literacy week at school and Lily wanted to dress up as Snow White. (Her friends said she had the hair for it!) She trawled through my clothes fabric stash and came up with all these fabrics bar the royal blue which a quick trip to Spotlight produced. And then she sewed it! That's the kind of costume making I like! I think she is quite pleased with the outfit. She started by making a muslin of the bodice from a pattern I had in the cupboard that was close to what she wanted. We fitted it to her, she is quite short-waisted which makes finding dresses in the shops that fit very hard, and she changed the sleeves and devised the skirt. I helped her with the fitting (so hard to do on yourself!) but she did the rest herself. Job well done I think, and it might even encourage her to have a go at making clothes for herself that aren't costumes. (That's not guaranteed! Costumes are just so exciting, the makers tend to get carried along by the excitement of a costume. Regular clothes, not so much.) I am still working away on my secret project. I am thoroughly sick of it now and I'm longing to sew something else. That desire to sew something else is the only thing pushing me to the finishing line right now. Hopefully I will have some not-secret-sewing to show you by the weekend! (When it will be September people! September!)

10 comments:

Daisy Jayne said...

talent and skills ... run in the family.... Lily looks fab

Pip said...

I think Lily is spot on with her Snow White costume, I remember going to see the Walt Disney movie with my nanna. I know how you feel when you are really sick of a project but you have a deadline, stick with it, think about all the things you can sew once you've finished :)

Jindi's Cottage said...

Wow she has done a great job and she looks fabulous as Snow White - her friends were so right.

Sarah said...

Lily! That is brilliant - there is no way at your age I could have done that. Brilliant.

Shontelle said...

Fantastic costume - she looks beautiful. And they're right - she totally has the hair for it!

Jo in TAS said...

Lily's costume is perfect! She's done an outstanding job, now all she needs is a prince charming!

Lotti said...

So pretty ..... both Lily and the costume. I'm impressed at the job she has done. Then I'm not surprised really with a mum that loves sewing.

Shay said...

She did an awesome job on the costume. In fact she looks even more Snow White-ish than the real Snow White!

Q said...

Lily is a wonderful Snow White and looks fantastic in her costume. I vote for continuing to make costumes and to start a trend of wearing costumes during every day life.

I think Monday I'll be Xena, then Tuesday I'll be a Zombie then Wednesday I may add wings and be a Fairy and...

Jantine said...

So smart, sewing your own costume. I am kind of jealous!