What a fun, beautiful and whirlwind of a weekend we had! Spring was out full blast this weekend! The sun was shining and it was hot!
On Saturday we (well I) squeezed in an 11 mile run which was pretty great, the air was fresh and cool from rain overnight. Then we were off to soccer for the morning, followed by the neighborhood Easter egg hunt that I organized... The egg hunt is always a blast! Plus they were thrilled to get a chance to use their new Easter baskets! Henry was particularly excited because he missed it last year due to pneumonia, so this was really his first time participating in an egg hunt...I'm fairly certain he didn't stop grinning the entire afternoon! I was particularly excited because Violet wore last year's Easter dress for the first time since last Easter, a choice she made completely on her own. I guess it paid to keep it hanging in her closet despite the fact that she had shunned it! I still love it so much!
And, if that wasn't enough fun in one weekend...we had a "Frozen" movie viewing birthday party yesterday afternoon! Even more fun because the adults had a chance to chat and enjoy each other's company as the kids watched the movie!
So, in honor of Frozen...I made the birthday girl some Elsa "inspired" dress up clothes. Violet was more than pleased to try them on for me so that I could take pictures...
and of course she had to sing "Let it go" the entire time, so all of these pictures are quite animated!
The "gown" is made of sparkly, stretchy fabric from Joann. It was inspired both by this nightgown (where I used this tutorial) and this dress and is just a yard of fabric folded so that it is a double layer so that it isn't see through. Trimmed up at the bottom, and foldover elastic for the top and straps. Simple!
The cape is yet another cape made from "Growing up Sew Liberated" this is actually my fifth cape using this pattern, you've seen one and two before. I also made my nephew one for Christmas and this birthday girl's brother received one for his birthday back in February...so, now we've got a crew of four caped crusaders in our neighborhood! This time around I did add the hood, it seemed more "Elsa-like" to me ... And, added snowflake button to top it all off!
I know it's not really an Elsa dress...but as I said it was inspired by...this way she can use it for more than just Frozen dress up...perhaps she'll be headed to a ball someday...I hope the birthday girl likes my loose interpretation!
Oh, and the sparkly fabric happened to be on sale...so, of course, I had to make one for our house too!
So, I guess, this counts as part of my Kids Clothes Week sewing too...