I took a little blogging break...it was unplanned, but there were several things that have been keeping me busy...mainly the new schedule brought by Momo entering the kindergarten, and the craft room makeover I have been working on. I have less personal time to sew now, but October is a fun time to sew for someone like me, who loves costumes! I just had to sew even if that meant even less sleep hours for me ;o
This woodland fairy costume was unplanned, just like my blogging break. But I love fairies, and when the costume idea came to my mind, I got really excited. Momo confirmed she would love a new fairy dress, so I tired to make something that would please her too.
the Tiana dress 2 years ago...and Momo has outgrown it. I usually make her dresses bigger to get more use out of them, and since her chest measurement has increased only a little, she can still wear all the dresses I made 2 years ago...except the Tiana dress. The dress was made just the right size, and it no longer fits. Tiana being one of our favorite princesses, I wanted to make Momo a new dress. My plan was to just update the bodice and use the same skirt piece from the old Tiana dress. But I realized I do not have the same fabric to make the new bodice, and the skirt is too short now. The dress was already deconstructed, and I wondered what to do with it. The sage green color made me think of a fairy costume.
I traced store-bought leggings to make those green leggings. I usually do not make leggings, because they are cheap to buy and there is no fit issues. But who knew it would be hard to find green colored leggings? These are made with very thin knit, and I don't see Momo wearing them beyond costumes.
The flower crown is silk flowers glued to a piece of ribbon. Overall it stayed on Momo's head well.
The wings are $1 store find...I do not make when it is cheaper to buy... ;)
I love how Momo looks as a fairy, and she enjoyed being one the whole day. She is growing so fast, and I think about the day she will fly away...but for now, this fairy flies back to me :)
It is Kid's Clothes Week...and the theme is DISGUISE. How fitting for this time of the year! I will hopefully get the Halloween costume done this week. The princess dress may have to wait...I have done a lot of preparations, and I will see how much I will get done.
Linking up to those fun parties.