Today the girls’ school celebrated the World Book Day and as an extra incentive to reading habits the students may go dressed as a character from a book.
The girls’ first choice was not approved by me (sorry girls!). They wanted to go dressed as Angelina Ballerina because they have a collection of her books and like them, but the idea didn’t convince me. Despite being much easier, going to school dressed as a ballerina, in early March when it’s still cold… no. So they went with their second choices.
It’s funny how Little Lady F has a certain tendency to choose not so girly costumes. Last year, while learning about animas, one of the days they could go dressed up as an animal and while M. decided to go as a sweet rabbit, F. went as a very happy crocodile!! This time she wanted to be the witch from the book “Room on The Broom”, as she likes the book a lot and we have read it over and over again.
The costume had three pieces, a skirt, a t-shirt and a cape. For the skirt I kept it simple, with just two rectangles of fabric and elastic in the waist. The cape was made with just a rectangle of fabric with gathers in the shoulders and finished with bias tape. For the t-shirt I used the Rowan Tee by Titchy Threads.
Although the pattern offers so many different options (to be tried later) for this particular one I made the most simple one, in size 5. My options were long sleeve, no cuffs, pockets or stripes to look as close as the original. Lesson learned with my second knit project: I definitely needed a walking foot (already got it by now) since I don’t like the way it turns out in the hem, however I am enjoying to work with knits and the overlocker!
Here it is my little witch 😉
In turn Little Lady M second choice was the very traditional “Little Red Riding Hood”. She wore the very same clothes that were made for this sew along and are used in any other regular day, just added an apron, made with white fabric and lace and of course, the cape 😉 The pattern used is the Red Riding Hood cape (very appropriated!) from the book “Little Things to Sew”.
Although I already have this book for quite some time and a list of requests from it, this was the first project I made from the book. I made the size L and she sure has room to grow! It was fun to make this cape and she loved it so much that was completely worth the effort 🙂
Here is M. proudly being Little Red Riding Hood
… and the two of them
I laughed so much when I saw how this photo had turned out. It looks like M is about to leave the ground and levitate
And whoosh! They were gone.
Happy World Book Day 🙂