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Monday, March 21, 2011

Favors for Friends

My girlfriend texted me Sunday night "where can I get a dress, apron, and bonnet for the Boston Tea Party."  Nornally, you could find plenty of costumes online, but the kicker was that she needed it by Monday night.  So I told her the easiest thing would be for me to make something for her.  Here is what I came up with. . .

The long skirt is just part of a sheet.  I cut a VERY rough rectangle of fabric from the sheet and put elastic in the waist.  I think it took me about 5-10 minutes to make!  The apron was the easiest part.  I just cut a pillowcase and hemmed the cut edge.  I used ribbon to make the ties.  That took maybe 5 minutes!  The hardest part was the bonnet.  The main cap part is a rectangle with elastic at the nape of the neck and the remaining 3 sides gathered and sewed to the brim.  I used the remaining part of the pillow case to make the cap and ties.  For the brim, I found a coordinating fabric in my stash of scraps. 

By the way, this is Jordyn.  Jack professes his love to her daily and will unashamedly to anyone that she is his girlfriend.  I think I am in for a lifetime of trouble with this boy.  She is 11!  She has a younger sister, Carissa, who is 7.  She is the cutest little thing.  Of course, Jack has little more than a friendship with her. . . she must be too young :o)

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