The “It’s Time for a Tea Party” Costume
This year I did not have the time or energy to make myself an entire costume, so I decided to pull something out of the archives! And clearly, I have blue on my mind these days – I just realized that my Alice costume is very similar in color to my Gala Gown (before some color editing!). Which is why I have been missing so many challenges lately, by the way.
What I did have time for was making my little ‘Tino a matching outfit. Yes, I am one of those people who dress their dog, and yes, he actually enjoys all the attention!
My first thought was the Cheshire Cat. However, I did not have the proper supplies on hand, and no time to get to the fabric store. So I made do with what was in the stash. And what is Alice in Wonderland without the Mad Hatter?!
I ended up pulling out his Ricky Ricardo jacket to help finish the look. And overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out, especially with the limited time I had.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
• The Facts
⁃ Fabric: Remnants of quilting cotton and cotton flannel from the stash.
⁃ Pattern: Simplicity 2740
⁃ Year: 2008
⁃ Notions: wire (for hat brim), snaps
⁃ Time to complete: 2 days.
⁃ First worn: October 31, 2012
⁃ Wear again? Perhaps . . .
⁃ Total price: Free!!