This boy turned 7 this week. he requested a full Luke Skywalker/Jedi costume. Pants (pegged so they bunch up), Tunic (over a white t-shirt, and with the flappy vest-y bits sewn on to a simple shirt), and, of course, the jedi robe.
he also "needed" (I.e. has been hinting since Xmas that he would really like) a smaller amineko that is easier to take places. Here they are doing yoga at a mall fountain. I used sock yarn and a "C" crochet hook. 2 days of constant hooking, finished in the parking lot with 2 minutes to spare! His name is Pierre la Vert. (I also made that stripy green shirt for his birthday)
LUCKILY for me, his birthday was wednesday, and today is Hollywood Dress Up Day at their camp. So, obvi, D wore his new costume, but the Bean was desperate for a new costume too.
last night at bedtime she finally decided on Cinderella's fancy dress, so here it is.
It does twirl, but I've decided that I HATE gathering knits. Also I'm not a huge fan of dirndl skirts in general, SO much bulk at the waist! I might actually remake this one, if she's going to wear it a lot, with a nicer (read: circle/a-line) skirt.
now back to work!
(all jedi fabrics from Joanns, Green t-shirt fabric from the -by-the-pound section at Michael Levine's, and the princess dress is the dreamy Laguna Cotton Jersey from Robert Kaufman in Aqua and Cloud)
I drafted all the patterns myself, but if people want them, I can scan them in, so let me know!