Friday, 8 November 2013
Some days you just long to look up ebay and find a pre-teen boy's Disney costume for sale for less than the price of an arm and a leg. I had lots of those days last week and finally conceded that we were too late to order the Pluto cossie from China on time and that I needed to get "creative"in the sewing room.
My dressmaking skills are pretty much non existent but with help of some online diagrams we do now have a pair of Aladdin pants (with a crotch that fits and a waist that almost doesn't)from some white sheeting. I guessed at constructing a purple fleece waistcoat and a red sash and the piece de resistance (in his opinion) good old ebay were able to supply - the red fez. He seems happy not to be going in a Belle dress or Minnie Mouse ears and skirt. Aladdin in Street Rat garb is much more acceptable apparently!
BTW you have to love that anti-pilar fleece stuff for not fraying. That waistcoat has two side seams and two shoulder seams and the hems and armholes didn't need seamed because they wont fray. (It's for one evening on his SU weekend away so I don't care if it frays after that.)
How many mummy brownie points do I get for this do you think?