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My current nebulous yet evil plans: costuming Laurel for A-Kon as Coraline. It's probably the last year she'll be small enough to pull it off convincingly (in the book she's an 11-year-old small for her age, but the movie version does not look that old), she's agreed to it, and when else will she wear entire outfits I made? (She grew out of happily wearing whatever I pick out for her a few years ago.)


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Feb. 6th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
Then you're gonna wanna check out this!

Feb. 6th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Already got it, although given my limited knitting skills, I'd be more likely to applique stars on a dark blue sweater we already have.

Right now I am considering the pajamas. Laurel is down with orange polka dots and I have an orange solid I could stamp with fabric paint to make the dots. (I could do a custom print with Spoonflower, but that's pretty spendy for a one-shot costume.) Am a little confused because she has a dressing gown/bathrobe in the book, but that's par for me.

A-Kon is a three-day event so I'm thinking the pajamas for Friday afternoon/evening, maybe the starry sweater outfit for Saturday and the raincoat for Sunday. I already have a pair of yellow wellies that are about her size.
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Feb. 6th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
I'd guess they're 1.5" to 2" (this is based on looking at pictures of the doll), but the dots are maroon and white. I don't mind adding dots with fabric paint since this will be a costume she'll probably wear twice at most. Thanks for the offer, though!
Feb. 6th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Mmm, eQuilter. My mom orders from them so often that her billing information is on file there. I have a <1 yd remnant of Basic Polkadots Spots - Pastel in my stash left over from a sundress I made Laurel when she was a toddler.

Sadly, most of my polkadot fabric is white on a solid background; the only other multicolor dots I have are a multisize multicolor on white remnant from making clown costumes and some multicolor on blue (same print as this shift) that I bought just because it was on the dollar-a-yard table. I seem to have a problem with that dollar table, which is also where I found such winners as a cartoony skull fabric -- non-realistic, but also neither pirate nor one of the many awesome Alexander Henry skull prints.

Which reminds me! Kaufman did a dancing skeletons batik line that is OMFG cute. I got a cut of the multicolor skeletons on black for Christmas and can't bring myself to cut into it. I feel like Gollum with his preciousss.

(ETA link to the dancing skeletons fabric.)

Edited at 2009-02-06 04:44 am (UTC)
Feb. 6th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Will she have large black button eyes?
Feb. 6th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
OMG did you see the video posted on the Craftzine blog about the woman who knitted her tint sweater and mittens? If not, here you go.
Feb. 6th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Feb. 6th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
if you don't post piccies, things won't go well for you! bwahaha!

sounds like a darling idea.
Feb. 6th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
That'd be pretty cool actually. You have to stop by Artist's Alley and show me how the costume turns out!
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