Just a couple of hours into the day I received an email from the school reminding me it was pirate dress up day the following day. It was nice to get the reminder, even more so because it was the first I'd heard of it!
We have one pirate outfit in the house & that belongs to the monkey, what was I going to do for little Moo? What on earth does a girl pirate wear?? Oh I know... the same as a boy pirate only with a bit of bling :)
First up I need a white shirt with a bit of a ruffle. A rummage around her wardrobe came up with a plain white t-shirt. Now to add the ruffle. Best I could find for this was a piece of lace (left over from some wedding ring cushions I made!). Few pins & a bit of sewing & the shirt is complete.
|Pirate Shirt - T-shirt & Lace|
|Waistcoat - straight out the boys wardrobe|
Downstairs to raid the bag of Strictly fabrics (yes that would be all things chiffon & sequiney from Strictly Come Dancing!). Found some perfect red fabric with a bit of bling. The day was rapidly getting away from me here to it was time to work fast. I cut out, very roughly I might add, some of the red to match the front panels of the waistcoat.
|Rough cut panels for waistcoat front|
Next up, I appliqued the red straight on to the front of the waistcoat. I used red thread on top & black thread on the bobbin. Again, this was done very quickly with not an awful lot of care going into turning & pinning the edges under (ooops!).
With the waistcoat now complete it was just accessories to go. I know for a fact that we have two pirate eye patches kicking about our house..... do you think I could find one of them??? nope... nothing. Time to whip up a couple of eye patches. Back to the strictly bag where I knew i'd seen a bit of black velvet. This was just long enough to cut into strips & cut a little patch for the eyes. Tiny bit of elastic on the back to join the two sides meant that I could be sure they wouldn't just slip straight off. Of course the girl one had to match her waistcoat :)
|Girl & Boy Pirate Eye Patches|
|Triangle Pirate Headwear|
Outfit complete & in time for dress up day too :)
Happy stitching :)