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Topic: Little Red...TWO YEARS in the making!  (Read 7780 times)
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« on: November 05, 2008 08:07:33 PM »

This is my daughter's costume, which I was thrilled with!  I was trying to decide between her being a chicken or Little Red Riding Hood, and I was so glad I went with Little Red when all was said and done.

I found the fabric for the dress, and that is what finally swayed me away from the chicken.  I used a pattern to sew that (no idea which one), and then figured out the pinafore and apron without one.  I started to use a tute for the cape, but I realized fairly quickly that I wanted a hood that she could actually wear, instead of one just for decoration.  So I grabbed a hoodie off the coat rack, looked at the hood, improvised, and got it right on the first try!

Oh, and the two years in the making part?  Well, I thought her little pigtails made the outfit, and we have been working for 25 months to get BARELY enough to pull up into two TINY pigtails, lol!

This is really the first time I've sewn without a pattern, and I was so inspired with the results!  I can't wait to start more projects now!






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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 08:25:46 PM »

I love the details on it, esp. the 'apron' part. I also think it's an awesome idea for a kids costume that is not cliche, but still very kid-appropriate. Nice work!
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008 05:27:00 AM »

Beautiful!  I want a cape just like that too!
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008 06:21:05 AM »

Great costume. I love the fabric. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008 06:42:53 AM »

Oh my goodness!! She is so adorable! ...and the pigtails were def worth the wait  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008 06:53:07 AM »

oh, I love it!  So detailed.  Love the fabrics, too.  And the trims!  Very Grimm-esque. 
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008 09:56:40 AM »

Sooooo Adorable! This is totally what I think of when I think of Little Red Riding Hood good job!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2008 11:46:49 AM »

Suppppeeeerrrr adorable!!!  It looks like it came from a boutique! IT looks AwEsOmE!!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2008 01:17:08 PM »

Shiney cape!!
love the whole thing! great job  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2008 04:10:21 AM »

Oh my gosh, this is just the cutest thing ever! Well done on the costume, it looks really well made! My favourite part is the cape, I totally want one!
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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2008 01:01:33 PM »

So cute - I just love the way the hood fits!  It's precious!
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2008 03:52:27 PM »

She is just soooo sweet! I love the Bavarian details.
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2008 06:48:26 PM »

 Grin Awesome! My daughter took forever to grow her hair into piggies.... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2008 10:01:59 AM »

She's just adorable! Love the costume:)
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2008 07:14:31 AM »

The costume is very sweet, as is the wearer! Great job!!
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« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2008 07:32:01 PM »

Well done. It suits her perfectly. The various materials/fabrics that you used look wonderful together.
When I first read your post I had trouble wondering why you would need to take so long to complete it unless your are like me - I start projects with great enthusiasm and often never finish because other important things get in the way. My youngest daughter's hair took about two years also to grow and then came all the golden curls.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2008 07:44:03 AM »

way cute
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