Thu 27 Jun 2013
When I was sewing the bucket hats from the Little Things to Sew book, I asked Alice to browse through it and tell me if anything else caught her interest. She immediately fell in love with the Red Riding Hood, and just seeing the pattern set off a series of pretend play around the theme. A month or so later, I actually found the time to sew it.
She picked out the red fabric and the heart button on a special trip to JoAnn’s fabrics, and I had her pick a fabric from my stash for the lining. Originally she had picked an aqua fabric, like the pattern shows, but later decided instead on the green candy fabric.
She has a Little Red Riding Hood game that shows the character wearing a green dress, so Alice insisted on wearing her green Christmas dress with it. That makes whole costume hand made, which is pretty cool. We had a good time taking a walk down our neighborhood path through the woods to take pictures.
We weren’t accosted by a wolf, but a little boy playing on the path said, “Hey, she looks kinda like little red riding hood,” which made me chuckle.
When we got to the park, an older girl came running up to Alice to ask her if she had treats in her basket. Then she asked her mom if it was Halloween. Alice was tickled.
All in all it was a great success. The pattern was quick and easy to sew, and Alice is absolutely thrilled with her play hood. Sewing play clothes for her is quickly becoming my favorite thing to sew. Fun and rewarding!
Alice says that she wants to be Little Red for Halloween, so I might be done with Halloween sewing in June (at least for her). Then again, sometimes she says she wants to be Izzy from the cartoon, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, so I’m not ruling out a pink pirate costume this fall.