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« on: November 04, 2008 07:33:40 PM »

I know this isn't the most unique costume idea, but in my defense, my daughter's name is Alice, and she happens to have blond hair and blue eyes.  I based her costume on the Disney movie (obviously).  I made the dress from New Look pattern 6448, with a few modifications: I added a waistband on the dress (the original was to empire waisted), I added 2 layers of tuille between the slip and outer skirt to poof it up, and I added a ruffle on each skirt to look like petticoats.  I made the headband out of scrap black cotton I had on hand, and we bought the shoes, tights & turtleneck (its cold here on Halloween).  I made my own pattern for the apron.  Both the dress and the apron were made from old sheets I already had, so the dress could've been a little blue-er, but I think it still looks good.  She won a costume contest for her age group at our VERY small town's Halloween festival and got a bike!  Its way too big for her (she's 3 1/2 and can barely pedal her trike), but none the less, she loves her new "bikey".

Of course, I didn't take any "making of" pics, but oh well- it was your standard lined dress.

Without further ado:

Her new bike
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008 07:39:15 PM »

Your daughter is darling. She makes a perfect Alice in Wonderland!
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008 08:05:43 PM »

awww... thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008 10:46:46 PM »

so adorable! you did an awesome job! she looks great as alice! yeah for her winning the contest and getting  a bike, so fun!

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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008 04:42:23 AM »

It's perfect!  Absolutely perfect, and she's adorable!

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008 04:59:19 AM »

ohmy! Shes like an little angel  Cheesy Very nice dress!

Makes me want to make one for myself xD

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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008 05:26:23 AM »

You did a beautiful job! What an adorable dress.

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008 08:30:38 AM »

Makes me want to make one for myself xD

I know huh... I had the same thought Smiley
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2008 02:42:54 PM »

your daughter is adorable and that is great!
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