Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wizard of OZ Dress

I can't even begin to tell you how happy this dress made Beastie (and Me!!!). 

I showed her that she could put the different pattern pieces over specific designs on the fabric and she could change the look of her dress. We started with the front bodice and I let her choose what characters were going front and centre. She did the rest! 

Her favourite character is the witch! Beastie wanted to hide her because she's sneaky. She put the witch pictures on the back.


There was no way Beastie was going to stand still while wearing this dress. It's her absolute favourite! 

This is her second favourite!
Momma found two pillowcases at the dollar store and we made her a spinny dress with the same pattern her oz dress is made from. Didn't wash up as nice. Requires loads of ironing. But totally worth it. 

She rocked her wolf suit today for her field trip to a local farm.
It has fleece inside and heaps of pockets.
I expect them to be full of treasures when she comes home.

Matchy Shirts for Grandpa and Beastie

I used James' current shirt pattern and a 1950's boys pj top to make Beastie's shirt from this super cute nursery rhyme fabric that James picked out. I added piping and bibs to both shirts. 

This is Grandpa's shirt. I added blue buttons and piping from quilting scraps.

The 1950's pj pattern only had a one piece collar so I had to add the neck pieces like Grandpa's shirt. I also added details like pockets flaps (that were a bit too big but no one cares),collar piping and bib details to match his.

I think he was pretty happy with it.

They sure enjoy dressing up together.
The only real difference between the two shirts (other than size) is grandpa's buttons are blue and Beastie's are pink.

The blue brings out their eyes!!!

Just in case you were worried, I'm not neglecting myself. I made myself a new house dress too. But not so matchy....