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Dress-ups

Dress-ups tend to follow gender stereo-typical lines around here...tutus and mermaid costumes for the girls and camo gear for the boys.

The tutu was made using Jalie 2915.


I used the same pattern to make the top of the mermaid costume.  The mermaid costume was made out of scraps left over from all those ballet concert leggings I made last year.  This Jalie pattern is great for scraps because the princess panels mean you only need little bits.  The skirt is basically a tube.  The tail is scraps of the lycra sewn onto an organza background.


The camo pants were quickly whipped up to go with an existing shirt. It was only worn for a little while though...turns out he prefers his elf costume from last year.

6 comments:

  1. So cute! The mermaid tail is adorable. I made my oldest boy some dress up clothes after he was really interesting in some tutus as a friend's house. He never played with them. Good thing my middle son likes to wear costumes around the house or they'd never get played with.

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  2. These girly costumes are so cute!!! They look so fun to make...maybe I should make some for my nieces. The only costumes I ever make are superhero capes. They look fantastic.

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  3. Nicely done! The mermaid tail is great! I've noticed when a kid's the right age, say 5, costumes might get more use than their regular clothes.

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  4. Making costumes for imaginative kids is such a rewarding pastime. The tutu is just perfect.

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  5. Three dress-up outfits - fantastic - what a great mum you are! They look as though they're really nicely made, and I'm sure they'll get a lot of playtime. Did you have to make many adjustments to Jalie 2915?

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  6. AAARGH! The mermaid is seriously awesome!!!!

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