Hello after a long time!
The last few months have been a bit busy for me and my focus was on reading abs podcasts – do visit Digital Amrit for book reviews.
Coming back to the costume, both my daughters wanted to participate in the fancy dress (dress up) competition in the local play centre. It is an annual thing (last time it was Pongal pot and Christmas tree).
After thinking long and hard and going through the kids wardrobe and the stash of fabrics (that I carry for no reason), I found the Anna frock (which was bought almost 2 years back). Luckily, it still for my elder daughter Santoshi. So, her costume was settled – though I had to make a cloak for it.
Now for Anjana, I had to do more thinking (beep beep) and I ended up with Little red riding hood – chosen by Anjana (yup, I believe in democracy so long as it is convenient and switch to dictatorship when the going gets tough). The costume seemed easy enough – a pretty frock, a basket with cookies but the hood? Turned to my guru Google who promptly directed me to here thank you Google and my sincere thanks to Meg and Steph for the tutorial.
Here is what I used:
- 1 Metre of red velvet fabric
- A small piece of yellow cotton fabric for the lining (only for the hood)
- A small length of red fabric as ribbons
I pretty much followed the tutorial to the t, except that I used ribbon instead of a clasp.
On the d-day, Anjana was like :
Unlike the other costumes, Anjana was thrilled about this costume! I had made it about a week in advance and she just couldn’t wait to put this on.
Thanks for reading my post!