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« on: July 23, 2011 06:42:27 PM »

Today, my son and I attended the birthday party of his best friend (she turned 3) and when we were first invited we were told it was a Pirate themed birthday party! Arr! So, I got my crafty fingers going and put out not only 1 but 2 Pirate costumes (I started with my son's costume and then thought "Oh- what if the birthday girl doesn't have something pirate-y to wear? I should make a little something something for her, too!" I was right. We showed up and she was wearing some of her pretty play clothes but not matching her pirate theme. So I showed what I had made to her mom and dad and let them decide (well, they liked it and let the birthday girl decide) whether she could wear it or not, and she did! Well, I mean, what little girl could seriously resist a tutu, huh? So, on to the pictures:

Birthday girl:



Best picture I could take of my son:


Both together (my son seriously can't sit still for pictures anymore, but you can see the pants better in this, Birthday girl's mommy, and Birthday girl without her tutu):


Both of the shirts were simply altered white T's painted, stenciled, cut, stitched with leather string.
The tutu was a no-sew tutu using black net and a black with white polka-dots ribbon.
The red vest was from a previous costume made by my MIL, but worked out perfectly. The red belt was simply some red satin machine stitched into a belt shape and the black pants were a modified version of McCall's pattern #M5836 H with Fray Check on the cut ends to keep it from unraveling. All of the fabrics and paint and stuff were from my stash (woot, stash busting!) and I'm just really glad that the Birthday girl's parents were ok with me showing up like that! And since the little girl loves to dance, I'm sure she'll be using the tutu to dress up as a ballerina, too!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011 07:44:18 PM »

Awww, cutest pirates ever!
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011 03:20:12 PM »

How fun! They look super cute! It's weird how sometimes not terribly crafty people don't respond well to the awesomeness of handcrafted goodies. Glad it worked out.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011 02:34:43 PM »

Great job, your kids are soooo cute!
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SydneyDeAnn
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011 09:49:42 PM »

awesome awesome awesome! I love it. I pretty much copied your idea, a bit different, but very much alike. I completely forgot to ask if I could steal your great idea.  I hope it's okay!!
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