Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Costume

I have not sewn for my kids since they were about 5 and 6.
My 17 year old needed a poodle skirt for a Halloween party and we could not find one anywhere.
So I resorted to making one. Because I do not enjoy making clothes I actually procrastinated on this one in hopes that maybe we would be able to find one.
So Monday, she gently reminded me that she needed it for Saturday.
I sent her to purchase the fabric and unfortunately it was not enough. Off she went again to purchase more. She came back with another treat too! Some tulle.
She kindly asked if I could add that to the skirt. Well, I hate tulle because it sticks to my pierced quilter fingers and that bothers me. But being the dear patient mother that I am not, I worked with it so now it hangs from under the skirt.
So finally, yesterday morning I finished it . It really was not that bad to make. Just alot of fabric . 5 yards actually.


loulee1 said...

dress making is not my favorite either. Good for you for persevering.

Tine said...

It looks wonderful!! She'll look beautiful for the party!

Stephanie said...

That's what Moms are for, right?

Quilting Cindy said...

I'm with you, I do not care for dress making. The skirt turned out so cute and I bet your daughter will cute as a bug.

The Quilting Pirate said...

How fun! You are wonderful mom for doing this!! Make sure to show us pictures of her with it on!!

Jean said...

This is so cute, I have a pink one somewhere I made many years ago....brings back memories....she will look so cute in it. You did a great job!

Jessica's mom said...

What a great job you did, it turned out great. 5 yards oh my. My mom made one for me years ago as well (royal blue) and we've all passed it around as we needed it, I think all of my sisters and my mom have worn it. That's surely a thing of "wish that fit!"