Apr. 26th, 2016

elizabeth_mn: (seaside)
For Costume Con I told The Girl she could choose one new thing for me to make, it could be any idea she wanted, and I would try my best to make it happen. The one thing she wanted most was a green fairy costume.

We started out with crayons and sketched ideas, then went looking around the internet for images to fill in the details. Her vision is for something very organic, no recognizable order or patterns, (almost) all in green, with no flowers. Like things found in nature, plus some glitter.

We decided to buy wings but make everything else. Here is what I have made so far.

Shoe covers made of felt. The black elastic goes under the shoe. These actually look super cute on her feet! The long leather lacings will criss-cross up her bare leg and tie under the knee.

fairy 001

Leaf crown. We bought a $5 foliage stem at the craft store and I spent about 10 minutes cutting it up and floral-taping it into a shape. She was very particular about it looking messy and natural.

fairy 002

And finally this ribbon skirt. It's unlined, just ribbons, twine, and ripped fabric strips. There will be some neutral color shorts underneath for modesty.

fairy 003

I can't even describe to you how much I love this. I love this skirt like, crazy person amounts. I would wear this in a heartbeat. I used a bunch of stash fabrics and a few I bought, and about 6 spools of ribbon bought for the purpose. I loved mixing the jute twine and burlap ribbon with the glitter and silk. It's just so dang pretty!

Left to make: neutral color tank and shorts for unders, glittery fabric peasant top, and a ribbon wand. I think I can get a goodish bit of that done today!
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