Cookie has been taking a theater class all semester, my 5-year-old keeping up with her big brother and sister. The end-of-class showcase will be her first time performing on the BIG STAGE.
Having just finished seven bottom-half-of-a-gerbil costumes for a play the other two are in, I thought it only fair to sew something for Cookie to wear in her BIG SHOW. She plays the part of a little boy in a Shakespeare-inspired skit.
I'm so happy with what I put together by altering a pattern for pajamas and using stuff I had around the house that I took a picture without even waiting for the kid to put it back on. It fits her fine, and I finished the buttons and bows after she went to bed. She wanted to wear it to bed, but I said she has to wait until after she wears it in the show.
I might have hit the mark a little closer to Pinnochio than Shakespeare, but it's sure cute. I'd like to point out, too, that this not being amateur hour, those are working buttons in the vest and the bows are drawstrings at the bottom of the knickers. Booyah!