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Sunday, October 28, 2012


Gracie is obsessed with Tinkerbell so it was a no-brainer that it would be her Halloween costume this year. I found Simplicity 1792 with the cutest Disney Fairies costumes to go with the Disney Store purchased accessories.

I finished this up last night and today she wore it to Boo at the Zoo. The NC Zoo has a lovely natural setting (and has more land than any other zoo in the country), so I got some great shots of her.

Benjamin also came along in his lovely plush giraffe costume (eBay!) - can you guess what animal he LOVES the most?

The hardest part about this costume was adding the bling. I broke at least 5 needles sewing on sequins.

The petals on the neckline and the waist took the most time, but they made the costume totally blend with the purchased accessories. I used two different kinds of organza to get it more dimension.

One layer had a burnout print of flowers, the other was dusted with sparkle. I also layered the tulle skirt and there is a soft purple cotton slip built in to the dress.

The bodice is made from light green velour and a swirly purple velour. Inside, I lined it with lime green matte jersey. I used the same green velour to make a pair of leggings, but I didn't make them big enough - the pattern needed stretchier fabric, but we made it work today.

The skirt has a respectable amount of twirl power!

While we were there, we fed the giraffes. I just had to share this sweetness.

They also had a costume contest - we entered, but didn't win.

That's okay...I know they looked adorable and had a good time, so that's what matters!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous costume! I love the level of detail in that dress. Gracie is a very lucky girl.