This was way before digital cameras, although I am sure I have some photos of her with her doll somewhere, but that’s not the point. I can still remember that proud feeling when looking at her in her perfectly fine costume, which I had made all by myself. From there I moved onto bigger and more, how should I put it, designed, projects, but costumes always had a special place in my heart. Over the years I have made lots of Pippi, Tante Sofie, princess, queen, Esmeralda and Teletubby costumes, all well worn and well loved, and all by my preferred method of choice – winging it.
Now the days when my daughter and nieces wished for new costumes are long gone, and store bought costumes are easily available and really cheap, so I was very happy when I came up with an idea for a Timmy costume for grandbaby’s birthday a week ago.
It looks rather simple, but took the better part of a Sunday to make – black tights and t-shirt and a homemade vest made of white “fur” and black fleece. The fur had a stiff coating on the back to make handling easier, but it washed right out leaving the fabric soft and cuddly.
Being a little rusty, I started with a full body suit pattern for measurements, but it didn’t fit my idea at all, so I went back to winging it.
a zipper closure (!!!),
a black hood with long floppy ears,
and a little tail.
He was the cutest little lamb at his birthday party
although the hood was a big NoNo.
Friday morning I got to take him to the costume party at the day-care centre.
He even wore hood for photography.
Proud grandma moment indeed.