Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rockin' Around the Christmas tree 50's style!

Today's theme~ Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree~ just made me think of the 50's. I quickly decided on a Christmas poodle skirt without giving Ella any choice in the matter, but I let William choose what he wanted. He decided to be a soda jerk, like the one I made him for Kindergarten graduation.

I am SO happy with how they turned out!



This is the second felt poodle skirt I've ever made, but it turned out much better than the first one (that I made for myself)



I used Simplicity pattern 3836. This has to be one of the cutest patterns I own. I've wanted to make that diner costume for myself for-ever! It is so cute! Ella wanted me to make her a little collared button down, like shown on the pattern, but I just couldn't commit to that much time, especially considering that the skirt alone took about 4 hours with the appliques.



I knew instantly that I wanted to use this adorable applique set from Lynnie Pinnie for the skirt. I do wish, in hindsight, that I would've used the 4X4 size reindeer instead of the 5X7, but ... what'cha' gonna do? I used the 6X10 size Santa.



When they were done stitching, I added some buttons and pom poms for fun!
I love this applique set so much! As I was making it, I kept thinking that it would be really cute as a tree skirt if you took more time and appliqued all the reindeer. Maybe one day...



We tried a couple of things and finally decided upon the little tree for her hair.

She was so excited to show off her outfit at school, but I think this little guy may have been more excited. I think he remembers how many compliments he got on the first one. People talked to him about it for a long time...



I decided to make it easy on myself and just purchase a pre-made apron from Hobby Lobby and add the applique and wording. It took us a while to decide what to write on the apron and finally agreed upon 'William's Rocking Christmas Cafe'. I used the sweet tarts font for it.



We already had the hat from last time, which was also made with Simplicity 3836 and William had the great idea to wear his 80's tennis shoes... that I really think are too small, but he was determined to wear. They did look awesome!



I made his bow tie using the Lemon Squeezy Home tutorial and I think it might be my favorite one I've made so far... and I've made a bunch. I like how she innerlined it with felt to make it a little puffy!
William really liked it, too!



I've scored two days in a row with these two... but I'm a little worried about tomorrow's look. The theme is Who-ville and I haven't even started... besides sketching. I'm having a hard time finding patterns to fit what's in my head.

I better get off this computer and get working!

2 comments:

BConky said...

They both look amazing and adorable. I just love them both. Momma of the year today for sure.

sewsnazzystitches said...

WOW! Your children are very lucky. Thanks for including the pattern you used as well. I'd like to try and make a poodle skirt for myself next year during Halloween:).