Saturday, April 26, 2014

Early settler costume

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This week my daughters’ school celebrated its 150th birthday.

On Thursday evening,  each student took part in the school musical which featured the school through the various decades. 

In addition to a musical choir number, Lily had a couple of speaking roles. She needed to wear a pioneer / early settler costume.  She wanted to look like the historical American Girl, Felicity. 

This was a very thrifty costume. I scored about 6 yards of the calico fabric for a few dollars at a thrift shop and the size 3 pale pink cowgirl boots were 5$ at Value Village. I found the dress pattern (size 8)  at the Salvation Army for one dollar. I modified the sleeves.

1978 Style Pattern

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The entire costume came together  for under $12 (a little why I sew moment!).

The musical was an enormous success.  So many memories were made that night.

Have a great weekend,

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12 comments:

  1. You are an amazing seamstress - I'm impressed :)

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  2. WOW! The whole outfit is fantastic starting from the fabric to the dress and bonnet and the lovely boots just add up to the authenticity! Fabulous!

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  3. How adorable does your daughter look! I'm always envious of your sewing talents. Those boots were quite the steal! They are the perfect touch for that dress. They will be so much fun to wear with other outfits too.

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  4. wow! turned out wonderfully. Your daughters are so lucky that you are such a talented seamstress! I see prom gowns in your future! lol!
    have a great week
    xoxo
    vivian

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  5. She looks fabulous - love the boots too. Good job!!

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  6. she must love the boots. Please say she still wears the boots!

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  7. The boots are treasured and still worn! I have had amazing luck finding leather boots in children sizes second hand. We have one pair of red boots and another with red sparkles .

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  8. What a fantastic costume KJ, you have excelled yourself. I dread to think how much that would have been in the shops .. knowing how everything has a hefty price tag in Canada ;)

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  9. Those boots were cute on Instagram, they look even cuter with the outfit - great job!!!

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  10. Oh my heavens she looks just precious! What a great job on that outfit.. Those boots are perfect.

    Blessings

    Linda

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  11. Wow! What a beautiful adorable perfect costume. I would want to dress my daughter in it everyday. Did you use a pattern for the bonnet?

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  12. How beautiful she looks in that gorgeous costume you made! And those boots!

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