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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ahoy, me mateys!

Today is pirate day at Alexander's school and in honor of the event, Alexander asked me to whip up a costume. Ok, those weren't his exact words but he did ask for a costume better than last year's effort. Last year, I put a bandanna on his head and a construction paper patch over his eye. We completed the costume with a tin foil hook wrapped around his hand. It was great and the hook was a hit. However, to top last year's costume, I had to dig deep. I decided on Monday that making a pirate costume couldn't be that hard. So, I went to Joann and perused the patterns. I picked the one that looked the least time consuming, purchased my fabrics, and headed home to begin. Special thanks to Charlotte who has taken LONG naps the past two days, allowing me to work while she slept. Also, special thanks to Peter who hasn't complained about two days of dishes piling up in the sink!
Most of the costume was pretty straight forward. I have decided never to work with satin again as it's very slippery and makes me want to cuss. Out loud. And, the cuffs on the shirt weren't easy either. But, last night, I finished up and was rewarded this morning when Alexander came into our room, already halfway dressed in his new duds! Here are a few photos of my little pirate.

When we got to school, the teachers were putting all manner of body hair on the kids and below is what Alexander ended up getting. It totally completes his look, don't you think?

Not to be outdone by her big brother, Charlotte is also sporting a homemade outfit. I think I posted the finished product a while back but this is the first time that she's actually worn this dress. It fits pretty well and she's only pulled the ties off once. After she took it off, she looked at me and said, "Uh-oh!"

And one more photo of Charlotte because she's cute and I like this photo!


Cindy said...

You did an awesome job.

Carrie, The Modern Housewife said...

great job anne!!! you're really good!