Saturday, June 20, 2009

Holly Hobbie is my daughter

I've been sewing like a mad woman lately in preparation for The Promised Land pageant next weekend. We have rehearsals all next week and I've been frantically getting our costumes together over the past few days. Finally, we almost have everything (minus a few things that have to be bought today while we run errands). I dont' have pictures of anyone but Emma right now, but I'll post more after next week. I know I will have a TON of photos! Doesn't Emma look like Holly Hobbie? Okay, who even remembers Holly Hobbie?
I'd love to say that I'm a great photographer and knew how to do some kind of hazy filter for the next two photos, but I can't take the credit. Let's call it....HUMIDITY! My lens kept fogging up.
Emma's dress was the result of a trip to Goodwill implementing several different types of material in what I call Frankensewing (ie--Frankenstein's monster). Emma's outfit consists of an adult jumper(a short one!), a toddler button up shirt, and a valance/curtain that was cut up to make the hem and apron (plus some leftover elastic for apron straps). Aaahhh...frankensewing! So much easier than sewing "from scratch"! Although I did make the bonnet from scratch.

1 comment:

  1. I'm really impressed with your Frankensewing! If anyone needs a comparison, I actually have a Holly Hobbie doll (from my youth, that is) that Helen plays with now. I can't wait to see what else you've got up your sleeve!