I love Presentation Night!
It is a great chance to catch up with other parents and see the displays of school work.
My favourite part of the evening are the little performances that the children stage. Most are only four or five minutes long but such fun!
I LOVE making costumes especially when the teacher gives me full autonomy which is the case this year with Lidia.
The children are dancing a medley of songs Summer Holiday and Hot,Hot,Hot together and then the boys will bop to Surfing USA while the girls shimmy to Under the Sea.
My part is to make ten mermaid costumes(or wermaids as they are known in our home,the same as hoatcangers)!
A local mother was good enough to lend me a purchased costume for a few ideas and this is what the girls and I came up with.
This is just a calico toile for fitting.
It is a very simple design held together with elastic and zigzag
stitch but as it will be worn for under five minutes it will be fine.
I will not need to purchase any fabric as I have plenty of bits and pieces left from tragic 90's bridesmaid dresses and B&S Balls.
I have some some fabulous sequins on Ebay and was lucky enough to buy a bulk lot of green/pink thread sequins for next to nicks!
Lidia is naming each creation and giving them a character profile which is lots of fun!
Felicia is very quiet and shy and very,very small. She only speaks to the fishes and they translate for her.
Felicia is very sensitive and all the over mermaids take great care not startle her or she becomes very distressed.
Her gown is swirl of cream,apricot and gold and she wears soft curls in her hair.
''Felicia'' has been made for a tiny girl in Lidia's class. She is so small even whispy Liddy cannot fit in her costume.
The child in question has special needs and Lidia is extremely attached to her and worries if she is absent.
I must admit I am waiting with interest to ''meet'' the other wermaids as their costumes are finished.....
The Twins are making necklaces of coloured pearls and Hugo is drilling holes in shells to thread on them as well.
Liddy is very much enjoying being the centre of attention and it is about jolly time that she is!
Next we meet Gloria......