Do you remember back in April I said I would try to make daughter a Victorian costume?
Let me remind you.
Daughter wants a Victorian lady's costume for Victorian Day at school this year. Not an apron and mop cap as I was going to make. Oh no. Apparently, if you go as a servant the teachers pick on you. No, not for my daughter the servant's outfit. She wants to be a lady and then the teachers have to defer to her. (Delusions of grandeur?)
Well, I decided to have a go at making one and after purchasing my new sewing machine (see here for details) and a general pattern for costumes ......
....... I realised that I may have bitten off more than I can chew.
Especially when she announced that she wanted a costume like Clara's in Dr Who:
(I did point out that this was a barmaid's costume and not a lady's)
Well, I dragged daughter off to Leon's where we purchased the cheapest black and red fabrics we could and I began my challenge.
Let me tell you, a five foot nine year old does not fit any standard pattern so a lot of altering ensued. Also a lot of adapting, mocking up, measuring, unpicking, recutting, trigonometry (well, I am a mathematician) and a little swearing (not in daughter's hearing).
Anyway, I've finally finished and here's the result:
Please tell me that is the end of the costumes........