Here's Fleur Delacour's, aka Miss K's, dress and capelet. The long collar and cuffs are detachable.
I'm hoping Miss K will be able to wear this dress as a real dress and not just a costume. The fabric is a cotton knit that is very soft and comfy. The clothes hanger is too large for the shoulders on this dress, therefore making the sleeves look a little weird. I assure you that Miss K's shoulders aren't that wide.
I really struggled with how to make this hat. I actually MADE one from blue felt, but I am not showing it to you, because, well because it didn't turn out so great. So, I went to Walmart and bought a gray felt hat. I wet the top of it until it was pretty soaked. Then, I stretched it with a broom handle until it almost tore a hole in it. I didn't know if this would work, or not, but it did pretty well. Then, I spray painted it to match the dress. It took a couple of coats of paint, but I was pleased with the outcome. The hat is rather stiff with the paint, but at least it's the right shape and color.
Now, for Luna Lovegood, aka Miss J's, outfit. In the scene of the movie that Miss J especially liked what Luna was wearing, she had on a peasant top,
a pair of khaki jeans, and .............
a purplish-blue bolero style sweater. This is all that's left to be finished. I've actually done a little more since I took this photo. Perhaps I'll get it finished in the next day or two.
Now, for two little models in their costumes. These two visited us last weekend. Lil'E said she would be the prettiest fairy of all! Lil'B just thought she looked adorable. She paraded around with a huge smile on her face!
An Undersea Fairy with a sea shell dress and crown.
These are purchased wings, but they were trimmed all in black! So, I painted the black parts pink and added pink seaweed (ribbon).
Here's our little pink sea-horse from the front, and.........
from the back.
As I posted last Sunday, my mother finally found peace one year ago. In the fall, one of the first things she would want to do was buy some miniature gourds to put on her dining room table. I went with her many times to buy them. So, whenever, I start seeing gourds out in the grocery stores and at the roadside stands, I think of her. So, last Sunday, I placed this arrangement at church in her memory.
She would have been so happy.