We had a full week of celebrations, ending with Halloween mayhem all day at school and after school yesterday.
This past week, though, both girls also celebrated the Day of the Dead (Dia De Muertos) too. They both wanted to wear something special to school on Thursday in honor of it. Falafel wore this dress that I made for her a while ago. The Bee requested a simple skirt made from some Day of the Dead fabric that I had in my stash (I mean, doesn’t everyone have that in their fabric stashes?). I love these requests and never seem to say no. I am happy to whip something up that will bring my girls joy. So….
One quick, below-the-knee (her specifications) Day of the Dead skirt for my oldest.
I actually made this with French seams because I find that it makes them hold up longer, and that little extra effort really makes it look so much more professional.
She made a bunch of skull jewelry to match.
She is wearing the shirt that I made for me (which looks better on her now).
Then, upon seeing this skirt, Falafel decided that her doll needed one too.
OK this one also has French seams, but seriously took a few minutes to sew up and barely any material.
It was so easy and fun to sew that I really would like to make a whole bunch of these. I just need to think of a good reason now, because after all, how many skirts does one doll need?
I feel like we just started the season of celebrating. I am limbering up for the next ones.
How about you? Have you made anything this week?