The moment I received the newsletter from Ariana’s kindergarten earlier this month, I was already happy to know that there will be a ‘story book character day’!
It’s gonna be Tinkerbell because I know that Ariana liked that character very much. But the problem is, I cant find any Tinkerbell book in Miri. Huhu. They were asked to dressed as their favourite character and to bring along the story book to school.
We went to Popular bookstore and spent hours in there and I finally decided, Red Riding Hood!
After that, we went to local fabric shop to look for plain eyelet white cotton, red checkers and red chiffon for the hood.
All was done in one day, after I fetched Ariana from school. How do I get her to behave the whole process? Here’s a hint. Baby A_ _ V_. Until today, Enchek Kedek didnt realize the new additional member of the real blonde Baby All Gone that Ariana been feeding with strawberry yougurt. Hehe. I told Ariana not to tell Papa, and she kept her promise really well.
Anyway, I started sewing for the costume 2 days before the actual Story Book Character Day. I used Avita Dress pattern for the dress, add up a detachable little apron, made her sleeve shorter with elastic to create bubble sleeve and used the red chiffon for the hood I used Ariana’s hoodies for referrence. It was actually my first time working with a non-cotton material and Im glad that I survived!
Oh.. I forgot to mention about her shoes. Just one day before the character day, Lea Center had its annual half price sale and I managed to get one Mary Jane for just RM30+ and a Winnie Adidas shoe for school.
I am very well satisfied with her costume 🙂