Thursday, October 30
Anne of Windy Manitoba
My girls have been devouring the Anne of Green Gables books this year, so I wasn't surprised when C announced that she wanted to dress up as Anne for Halloween this year. I was hoping to find a thrifted dress that I could alter for her costume, but I couldn't find a single thing remotely suitable. I did find 2 metres of this grey-green fabric at a thrift store for $2.00 though, and decided I could sew something up for her. Combining a pattern for a blouse and jumper together with measurements off a shirt in her closet that she liked the fit of, I was able to come up with this dress. I was quite happy with how it turned out--it has a vintage look to it. C was very pleased. Add the wig from her friend Madelyn, purse from yours truly, and her own boots, she was quite happy with her version of Anne Shirley.