Re: Pattern for dress-up clothes
- From: Joy Hardie <q.t@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 22:22:12 GMT
Oh, forgot....a parasol is good fun too if you can find one.
On Sun, 06 Nov 2005 12:57:29 GMT, Joy Hardie <q.t@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I made "Dress-Up Boxes" several years ago for my daughter and my two
>neices. I got big clear bins and put a personalized label on the
>side. Then, into it went
>1. A fluffy feather boa!! (A MUST HAVE)
>2. A sparkly full net skirt gathered on 2" elastic with stretch
>sequin band tacked on top. I can't remember if I put a giant snap or
>ribbons to tie it on. That way it can fit for a longer period of
>3. Make a pretty bodice or leotard that can be worn with it. (Any
>pattern you like....maybe with pretty puffy sleeves. Add some sequin
>trim, laces or sparkly stones on it.
>4. Now, a fancy hat of some sort is always fun....or perhaps a
>5. If you like to add an extra skirt....a longer flowy
>one...similarly gathered on an elastic. (The kind cut from a huge
>circle - like a poodle skirt...but to the floor. The second skirt
>makes dressing up with a friend fun and gives more wardrobe
>6. Shoes, jewelry (string of fake pearls) , tiara, and a set of
>little girl make-up is always great!!
>It doesn't take much to start filling up a dress-up box. My
>Grandmother used a basic long dress pattern bt made the top out of
>velvet and the skirt part out of silver shiny material. She also gave
>me a beautiful fun wig!! I still have them both.
>Joy in Michigan
>On Sun, 06 Nov 2005 05:53:14 -0500, JAbusheery
>>Years ago, before I had a niece I remember seeing one of the major
>>pattern companies had a pattern for dress-up clothes for little kids.
>>Well now I have a niece who is 2 going on 22 and I would like to make
>>her some dress up clothes, but I can't find a pattern. I really don't
>>want to buy several costume patterns just for pieces. Does anyone have
>>a suggestion as to what a little girl needs for dress-up and what
>>patterns would work?
>>I have been sewing for awhile, I would put my skill level in the middle,
>>not an expert but not a beginner either.
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