I blinked and two weeks flashed by. The green tulle sea has been tamed and our two little mermaids turned briefly into dancing dizzy daffodils.
This action picture from our lovely neighbour is a goodie as you can see both kids together. I am incapable of taking a decent pic at the moment, however, the costumes aren’t bad, I think. They are all in ones with built in tights and ‘tutu’ and miles of gathered tulle. The elastic straps, tea dyed, were required to fix a design flaw …. d’ya think strapless was a good idea hmmm?
While fiddly with the gathering they were simple things to make, particularly as they came as a kit already cut out with instructions. I haven’t sewed tulle or lycra before so I picked up a few new things doing them and quite enjoyed it too. Yes they could have been much neater but that’s fine. At any rate our wee daffodils had a brilliant time performing and wore themselves out happy.
Other than that very little sewing has happened. We’ve instead been busy with dance rehersals and another round of birthday parties (theirs’ included) amidst more bouts of snots and sniffles. I have managed to finish the edges of my trouser pieces but that’s it, and I need to decide whether to go with double or single welts front and back. What do you think?
Finally lest I forget, I have been terribly remiss posting the winners from the fabric giveaway. My congratulations to Felicity from Down Under for the flowery fabric and M for the stripey. Please email me so we can get the postal people busy!