Monday, 3 October 2011

A Mini Kilted Kiwi- part one

Incase you'd missed it, the Rugby World Cup is taking place in New Zealand at the moment.

As you drive past most preschools, kindy's and schools  you see a sea of international flags, so I guess it should come as no surprise that Rascal's preschool is having a party on Friday and the children are to come in national dress.

I thought it would be fun to make a costume that represents Rascal's heritage and as I have no idea how to put a Dutch National Dress Costume together I opted to honour her Scottish roots.

I think that hubby expected me to just make a tartan skirt, but what would be the fun in that? Unfortunately my fabric was not nice heavy wool and I didn't have enough of it to make really deep pleats, so its not going to swish like a proper kilt, but I did my best.

Hopefully I will get a photo of Rascal wearing the whole outfit when its complete.

Proof that I CAN actually use an iron without ruining all my hard work!
Kilt complete, now to come up with the rest of the costume.

Next decision- will she be a ScotsMAN complete with sporran, Tam O' Shanter, ginger hair, ginger beard and Sgian-dubh (obviously I wouldn't put a real dagger in her sock, but a cardboard one could be made easily enough!)?

OR a wee highland dancer with green velvet waistcoat, white blouse, plaid and a plaid brooch?...

Oh the possibilities... (Maybe I should check with Rascal before I get too carried away!)

Have you made any fancy dress costumes for your child, if so, what did you make and did they like it?

I just have to add that Hubby is sitting here laughing at the smug noises coming out of me... I'm just SOOO proud of my wee kilt!

11 comments :

  1. this is so adorable! you are very very clever!

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  2. Wow, your kilt is amazing! Pity Scotland are not still in the World cup, the story of Scottish rugby, start the game well then loose it in the end!!
    Alison
    x

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  3. Far out, that's amazing, well done you! I love the idea of a sporran, somewhere to keep your wee toys, but I think you should felt up some clogs too lol!

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  4. Adorable kilt. I was cheering for Scotland on Saturday night, to bad they couldn't pull it off in the end!

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  5. Beautiful kilt! I'm impressed! Hope you post pictures of the finished costume! (I'd vote for the Highland dancer too!)

    My kids love the idea of dressing up - but only wear things for a few mins before taking them off again - so I've stuck with simple costumes that go over the top of their clothes and can be taken off easily!! (fussy kids!!)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow - it's gorgeous! Well Done :-) Love the fabric.

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  7. What a fantastic effort, well done you! Personally I vote for Buchanan Princess/highland dancer - with the sash and the velvet and the brooch - I'll have to have a dig around in the destash box I'm sure I have some cotton velvet but it might be burgandy? I've made Lala a Minnie Mouse costume and a Princess outfit and they are still bought out and worn.

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  8. Oh wow, that is just gorgeous! A real work of art :) I vote Highland Dancer too - have lots of fun, and look forward to seeing the completed ensemble - whatever it will be!

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  9. Oh my Scottish bap! That is outstanding. You inspire me to fish out my quilt from whence I was a wee one and turn one of these Sew Pretty chairs into a heritage chair!

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  10. Wowsers Girl - AWE-SOME!!! I am impressed it all looks SO good - can't wait for the reveal

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