so it’s that time of year again: my 4.5 year old wants to be a fairy princess for halloween. i’ve surfed around and found the simplicity 8838 pattern, but will need to adapt it for cooler weather (yes, we live in southern california, but it still gets chilly at night) and wanted to run it up the flagpole and see who salutes.
the pattern calls for organza ribbons sewn into the waistline of a dress. i was going to just fold 2″ and 3″ ribbons (in pink, purple, yellow, and blue) more or less in half, stitch a 3/4″ casing in the middle of the ribbon, and string it onto a 1/2″ ribbon. do enough to go ’round her tiny little waist, and then tie it over her ballet tutu. which of course we’ll wear over a sparkly purple bodysuit and leggings. this way we can add more ribbons as she gets bigger, and maybe wear it next year. does anyone foresee any potential problems with this notion?
accessories will include a magic wand, a crown of some sort, and purchased wings on elastic straps.
and you got any good cheap sources for sheer organza ribbon? i’m on a serious budget this year.