This weekend was my nephew’s 5th birthday. My sister had everything under control, but needed my assistance stitching up ten Jedi robes. We had a marathon sewing session on Friday evening with two machines going non-stop. Simplicity 8874 was modified to create these robes (size 5). The fabric was on clearance and/or thrifted and the pattern was found second hand so each worked out to about $2 (labour not included).
Lily didn’t want to be a Jedi knight. She had her heart set on on being Wicket, an Ewok. I created an Ewok costume by using two chocolate brown towels and this surfer poncho tutorial (by the Funky PolkaDot Giraffe). I added ears to the hood and put together a second terry hood out of some yellow terry. A couple of props (a walking stick and suede bag for treasures) and voila! (It can now be reused as a beach towel).
Lily has a very interesting smile right now. She has lost so many teeth.
I decided to go as Princess Leia (minus the metal bikini). I used the angel costume from Simplicity 9982 and two dollar store hair extensions. I was going for this look. I added a tin foil necklace (great idea over at the Long Thread).
Evangeline Hope reluctantly agreed to wear a white gown as well (Made By Rae’s pierrot tunic modified). My nephew, below, bottom right is Obi-Wan. Darth Vader in this photo is a cardboard standup.
The craft was a little snow globe, one of the projects in Bonnie Burton’s Star Wars Craft Book. My middle sister was unable to come due to distance, but she put together all of the graphics for the invites and labels.
A Jedi master played a number of games with the knights and there was some saber training with Darth Vader and pool noodles.
A birthday is not complete without cake. My sister found the R2D2 droid cake (from 1980) on ebay. She had it shipped to Ottawa from New Mexico.
She took the special pan to a local baker who did an amazing job.
My sister also did a great job on the decorations. She found a pair of men’s Star Wars pajama’s at Walmart and used the fabric to create a few buntings. The table cloth was a Star Wars drape found at the Goodwill.
The Darth Vader treat buckets were found on sale after Halloween and make a nice balloon anchor.
It was a very special day to honour a very special little guy in our family.
Have a great week,