Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Catching Up

I got a few shots of Teagan in her Tinker Bell Halloween costume...in February, and now I'm posting them...in March. Right on track. Ha! Seems like I'm always playing "catch up" these days.



Having a new baby in the house gives me a free pass, right?


For this one I used Simplicity pattern 4949, but I would not recommend it unless your child is shaped like Winnie the Pooh, or you like a LOT of ease in your children's clothing.  The bodice was much too short and stout for my tastes and the neckline was much too low.  I figured that last one out too late and ended up adding a wide floral trim (made by Simplicity) for a little coverage. (A happy accident. I liked the look of the trim.)


Come to think of it, the skirt was too short too. I mean, I'm okay with a toddler's fairy skirt being on the scant side particularly when it's pretty much a tutu, but even after lengthening the bodice, I still had to add an extra, longer layer on the bottom just to cover, well, her bottom.


Teagan still gets a lot of use out of this costume even though she's starting to outgrow it. It is absolutely essential when she's pretending to be a Fairy Jedi Storm Trooper:

3 comments:

Emily said...

She is the cutest!!! Love how fluffy the skirt is and the trim you added and your description of the pattern. I should probably get it for my Ansley before she loses her belly. ha. The last picture is AWESOME. PS I'm glad you're back.

Alice-Anne said...

it's beautiful, Tabi. Just as is everything else you touch. BTW: I don't know if we ever said congratulations on your new baby girl, Penny.

Peter said...

this tutu dress
is adorable, I love this color! so beautiful!

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