Tuesday, September 27, 2011

One Little Indian Girl

This week is Homecoming here in our small town. So, the school is having themes each day. Today was Cowboy and Indian Day. So, I dressed my daughter as an Indian and sent her to school. If you wait to the last minute to come up with something don't sweat it. A costume can sometimes be pulled off in a matter of minutes. I had an XL brown shirt that I was planning on using to make an altered shirt. I just didn't know what I was going to do to with it.
We had a Pochahontas outfit that I had made her last year that still fit, but I didn't think the school would like it too much if I sent A in it because it is just a one shoulder dress. So, I had to come up with something else. I took the brown shirt and put it on her to see how much I needed to take it in. I turned it wrong side out to sew it. This was a mistake because I was going to make fringe out of the left over fabric on the outer edges. When I turned it back the right way, all my fringe fabric was on the inside. So rather than use the seem ripper and take out what I just sewed, I just cut the tag off the back. I cut off the bottom of the t-shirt and the original sleeves so unless you really get to looking you never would know that it's on wrong. Also, the handband is part of the original sleeve. I just cut part of it off, and it's already sewed in a loop so you don't have to sew it of tie it in any way.
Hope this gives you a quick idea for a costume. It would be perfect for Halloween since it's just around the corner.

1 comment:

Vicky said...

That came out great and your daughter is adorable. Nice idea for a quick costume. I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky @ www.messforless.net