Kwik Sew 3099. I found in on sale for $6 and thought I could make the kids' Halloween costumes using this pattern.
The moment that Jude laid eyes on it, he knew he wanted to be the dinosaur. Except to him, it wasn't a dinosaur, it was a dragon. And no ordinary dragon at that. It was a fire-breathing dragon.
"Mommy, can you please, please make my costume? I really want to play 'Indi is the princess and I am the fire-breathing dragon'."
Well, I had to give him props for creativity. So on Friday the kids and I went to pick out the fabric. Jude wanted to be a green and purple dragon and Indigo wanted to be a black and grey cat (not pictured on the above pattern cover).
On Saturday, I spent the entire afternoon making this costume for Jude. I don't normally sew much during the day, but Dan was home and Jude wanted this costume so badly that he thought of many games to keep he and Indi entertained while I sewed. He would check in every 5 minutes, "Are you done yet?!" I ran into some trouble with the sleeves and actually had to run out and get some more fabric because I botched them so badly. We were having company that evening and Jude really wanted to wear his costume for our friends. I finally finished it.
Jude said, "Do you think our friends will think that I am a real fire-breathing dragon?"
Of course, then Indi wanted her kitty costume. Thankfully, I knew it would sew up much more quickly since I had already made one and knew what I was doing.
On the Little Dresses for Africa front, my friend Dell donated not only pillowcases, but an entire set of queen-sized bedding for the project. So pretty!
So far, I have 4 or 5 women who sew who are interested in coming to the pillowcase dress party. I am thinking we'll do it in September.