Our Lil'E wants to be a yellow fairy with blue wings with a little pink. This is what Granmomma has come up with for her. I hope she likes it. I initially thought I would use a light blue, but the tulle didn't look blue, it looked white, so I decided that if I was going to do blue, I'd do BLUE! I had intended to use a fairy costume pattern for this, but when I pulled out the pattern pieces I changed my mind and decided to WING it!!! For the underskirt I made satin petals to sew to the skirt. The next layer is netting cut in petal shapes. The next layer is petal shaped tulle, then the top one is satin trimmed with pink ribbon. These top three layers are all sewn to the pink around the waist, then sewn to the bodice.
For the wings, I shaped 20 gauge wire into wings, then I attached blue tulle, don't ask for details here, I played with this for a couple of hours before I was satisfied. I added the pink and yellow ribbon flower to the back of the wings to tie the colors all together. For Lil' E to wear the wings, I attached yellow ribbon that will go over her shoulders, around behind her and through a loop that is on the wings, then around to her front and tied at the waist. This should help hold the wings in place.
Lil'E also wants her two favorite dolls to dress up as fairies. So, being the pushover Granmomma that I am, I made these two quick little costumes. These are not Lil'E's actual dolls, but some I have at my house. Simple, simple, simple. There's very little time or effort put into these two costumes.
I do believe, except for new wings for Lil' B, I am finished with Halloween costumes for another year! Next year there will be 7 to make!!!
I guess you wonder why I always make these so soon before Halloween. Well, since I have so many to make.................... and because we usually make a quick trip to the NE for Miss J's birthday, I can take the ones that go up there with us. Also, I have to get Lil'E's and Lil'B's in the mail.
I feel so relieved to be finished, even though, as I've said before, this is probably the project I enjoy the most of all! I love to find out what they all want to "BE" and then trying to figure out just how I'm going to create them.
My next project is a very serious, but fun, one. I get to make a Christening gown for my daughter's friend. I've bought the fabric, and have a design in my head. Now, if I can just produce what I'm "seeing"! I will be incorporating an heirloom family hadkerchief into this dress that this little one's mom sent to me.
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