1. Fall/Autumn is 6 months away, we are currently in Spring and my kids will out grow any clothes I would make them for next Fall :)
2. The only Fall/Autumn Holiday we have is Easter!
Now that I have my rant out of the way lets get on with it.
The only holiday I felt like my project would fit with is maybe a Halloween Costume.
Something we don't really celebrate in Australia much but we definitely don't do Thanksgiving so here goes.
The ballet school my children go to are preparing for their end of year concerts and I got the chance to make some of the costumes.
One of the dances has a "Toy Sop" theme.
Here is my "Living Doll" and "Toy Soldier"
This is a photoshopped photo
The background is a shop in Melbourne called
Here is my Living Doll
The dress is made from this pattern
The wig was my own design but inspired by this tutorial
but mine goes all the way around the girls heads.
Now for my Toy Soldier
I made the pants by modifying this pattern
The coat was modified from this pattern
The ruffle sleeved shirt I have to give credit to my mother for she made it for my brother 25years ago when he played Franz in "The Nutcracker". It did need a little mending but I think its amazing it has survived so long.
Here are the original photos of my models without photoshop
It would seem I getting a name for myself, the school has now asked me to do a few more costumes.
I get to do
13 - Tutus (well I'm only plating them)
Life is good, see you next week :D
Update: I was just looking at these pictures and realised you can't actually tell that Jack's costume has tails so here is a picture where you can