Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Star Wars Premier

My son pre-ordered his Star Wars tickets months ago 
and he had big plans to go the screening wearing an amazing costume.

Well life got busy and we left it to the last minute to sort his costume out 
so the day before the movie was showing I whipped up his Jedi tunic.

I used Simplicity 5840 and version 'd'
I made the tunic, dickey and the belt.

I really wanted to get the robe done too but I did not even have a chance to get it started.
Luckily it is summer here and he would have been too hot to wear it anyway.

He managed to find some boots (gumboots, not his ideal boots) from the local Big W for $19

 I used calico for the tunic which was so easy to sew with, 
and it worked out super cheap too.

My boy was happy that he had something to wear 
and I heard the movie was pretty good too x

Friday, 4 December 2015

Christmas Star Dress & Capelet

My sweet little girl is graduating from Kindy and 
she is going to be a star for her concert.
I asked her if she would like me to make her a special dress to wear 
and she was so excited that she wanted to go straight to the fabric shop. 
She had to wait until the following day but 
when we got there she found the perfect fabric.

She chose a daffodil yellow quilting cotton with an 
organza foil star layer over the top.
The organza was surprisingly easy to work with.

I used the Sophia dress pattern by Lily Bird Studio.
This is one of my favourite patterns. I have noticed that it is on the smaller size. 

I used the size 6 for my 4.5 year old and it fits perfectly. 

It has such an amazing twirl factor!

The Simple Life Company recently released the Juliette Capelet pattern 
and I though it would make the perfect accompaniment to the dress. 
Best of all, this pattern is FREE!

My little girl loves her new outfit, however
I am a little worried about the concert.
I have a feeling the kids might have to wear their school uniform 
and just wear a star headband as the costume. 
If that is the case I hope little Scarlett is not too upset. 
I'm sure she will be happy to wear it for Christmas day.

My baby girl wasn't feeling the best today.
After the photos she came and laid down on the lounge and dozed off.
Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have this wish I wish tonight.