A little while ago we were invited to a pirate party. I knew this would be a problem for one of our crew... Doots is allergic to pirates. She really dislikes the whole aarrrgh scene.
I knew the invitation was on its way and I was interested to see how she would respond to the challenge of dressing up all piratey. She didn't skip a beat.
I'll go as a parrot, she announced. Bless her!
I thought I'd whip her up a little parrot costume. I searched around and came up trumps with these from Christie (you can follow the trail of links to the original source.)
I used soft yellow wool felt for the base and began cutting out all those rows of 'feathers' on the Friday afternoon. Continued through Saturday. Sunday morning, the day of the party - ta da - they were finished and ready to try on. But no, they were apparently 'too heavy'. The wings were unceremoniously dumped into the dress up box.
She went as a cat instead.
I asked her if she wouldn't mind wearing them while I took a few photos. And of course she flapped and soared and tweeted long after the camera had done it's work. Kids!
Oh, and by the way, Oesch was more than happy to be kitted out as a fierce sea-faring rogue. He looked outrageously gorgeous (but I don't have a photo).
I'm really enjoying sewing dress ups and thinking of a construction vest for Oesch next, and perhaps some animal hoods or masks. Do you make dress ups? Got any great ideas for me?