Several months ago, my friend gave me a handful of size 12 girl’s dresses. They were brand new, but she didn’t have a need for them, so she passed them along to me to do whatever I liked. I’m so glad the pretty green dress was still intact, because it was perfect for my little Susan. I had never re-sized a piece of clothing before, and I have to admit. It was harder than I thought it would be. There was a lot of ripping out seams, trying on, and re-sizing after my re-sizing, but we were both happy with the end result.
I had seen a tutorial from Imagine Childhood sometime before the summer months, and pinned it. I love her kid friendly arrows. She suggests putting wine corks on the ends instead of making a point. I passed the tutorial onto Jeremy. My project was the dress; his was the bow and arrow. I bought some small wooden pieces at the craft store. After soaking the wood for the bow overnight, Jeremy was able to bend it without breaking. So far it’s still intact!
Earlier in the week a package had come in the mail in a tube roll. Jeremy cut it. Emma G painted it. We put some thick yarn through the back, and it served as the perfect quiver for her arrows. She was the cutest and only little Susan I saw!
For the second year in a row, Joshua wasn’t interested in dressing up as anything, whether it be store bought or homemade. Guess those years have passed. Emma Grace said hubs and I made a good team crafting her costume. I think we make a good team in more ways than just that. 🙂