Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sleepy.

Lidia's class is putting on a Pantomime for Presentation Night this year.
Liddy has the role of 'Sleepy the Dwarf' and Mrs Wandel suggested  pyjamas as a costume.
Awesome!

Although the original pj pattern the Bedtime Story are by far my favourite, we both agreed the Sleepover pyjamas are more 'retro' and looked right!

Liddy found the fabric she wanted in Spotlight and requested white cuffs and facing.

I made up a pattern for a night cap, its not perfect but a milliner I aint.
Elsa donated a shiny gold bell. 
Perfect!
I used some star shaped mother-of-pearl buttons for some on stage sparkle.
These may have to removed (before being used for slumber) if they are scratchy.
I continued the buttons over the shoulder.
Just because.
The beard came as a downloadable PDF from here.
My sewing gal pal Britters sniffed it out for me.
Thanks Babe!
 The beard has a felt backing as the faux fur was nasty cheap stuff and a bit scritchy.
I simply glued the two together.
It worked well. 
We went with elastic to hold it in place.
Easier then ribbons for a 10 year old.
One Sleepy the Dwarf.
Channeling Hercule Poirot?
How she will appear on stage.
(She came up with the idea of wearing knee pads under her pj bottoms)
You are yawning now, aren't you?

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go.......

xx N

Did I mention Hugo's costume?
 

18 comments:

  1. This is cleverly cute of Nicole, she picked out the perfect fabric for this!

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    1. She is a clever little girl Sharon, and she rarely asks for anything so I like to try and deliver.
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  2. This is AWESOME! I love it! And the beard is genius - felt backed fur! So perfect! Break a leg, Liddy!

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    1. I will pass that on Inder. Its so exciting when they get into acting, and great fun!
      I have never made a false beard before!
      Thank you
      xx N

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  3. I really like all the star buttons all over ~ it really adds a nice touch.

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    1. Thank you Rachel.
      I didn't have any star sequins and I have noticed the MOP buttons really catch the light.
      xx N

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  4. Beautiful fabric. I also like the start buttons all over. They will look great on stage. How smart to use knee pads! The beard is the best. Great job!

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  5. Thank you!
    I thought she was pretty clever to come up with knee pads too. And kind, she found another pair for the other gnome.
    xx N

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  6. You look the part, Liddy! Well done, Nicole :)

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  7. Fab costume, I love the decorative buttons.

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    1. Thank you Catherine, this is my sort of costume.
      xx N

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  8. Your Presentation Night costumes are always the best! I adore the MOP star buttons...they are perfect with that fabric.

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    1. Thank you Cindy, I will be glad when the show has happened this year.
      xx N

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  9. She looks awesome! And how great that the costume can be used more than just one night. Glad to see the beard worked out for you;) It just makes the costume perfect!

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  10. Thank you my darling. The beard was awesome sauce!
    xx N

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  11. Eeeep, a Liesl comment!
    I am so NOT cool.
    Thank you.
    xx N

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