I am pretty sure I never published this post showing the (final?) outing of the Tudor Boy costume and as it’s the end of the school year, now seems a good time to finish it and press the button. I’m afraid these entries are often more for my own record than anything else, so you might want to skip this one…oh and if you’re waiting for shop sewing there will be so many posts in a row in a few weeks time, you’ll be sick of them all!!
Back in March The Tudor Boy costume came out again. I think this is about the 6th time it has been worn by the boys, it really was a good make but is definitely getting a little too tight now (I originally made it for my oldest when he was in reception, as above), although it might get another outing yet.
See how happy C is about wearing it…again…he moaned sooooo much that I ended up getting quite cross. He’s quite particular and couldn’t get past the fact that is was 1666 History Day and not actually Tudor Day so he figured the costume was wrong, I struggled to get him to understand that this outfit is fine to wear for both. You can see the original post for the costume here…..I am sorry it’s doesn’t really offer any help in drafting your own pattern, I get endless emails on the back of it asking if I have one (a pattern, that is) and I feel terribly guilty explaining I just made one especially for my own kid but have no record of it and if I’m honest, it’s to complicated for me to attempt to explain how to draft one to share on-line.
Also early this year, F needed a costume for the school play, and knowing how well the Tudor one has done (and knowing a similar style will be needed again in the coming couple of years) I made a kind of generic ‘ye olden days’ tunic and shirt. Annoyingly F has had a growth spurt and I’m afraid it might not even last for the next two years, despite my making it a bit large.
I’ve been sorting all my online photos and it’s been really good to have them nicely filed. In the ‘school’ folder from this year I also have ‘bad hair day’. Here is F rocking a mohican. What a moody monster 🙂 I have no idea where he gets the grumpy attitude from *ahem*.
In case you are mistaken in thinking that I always make costumes for the boys, here’s a more recent one, C for Australia Day – G’day Folks! – Hat with corks, boomerang and kangaroo in pocket and beach wear…no stereotyping there then!
Any my fav bought costume of this year, a cloak and tie for F for Harry Potter Day, along with chop stick wand. Job done. Actually this was a great buy, it’s an adult size (I have learnt to buy adult sizes for F in fancy dress costumes as he’s very tall and I find the cheap stuff comes up small) the cloak is actually quite well made. It’s well cut and stitched, plus fully lined, there is no way I could have made one for the £15 it cost…there was a fear it might self-combust due to the synthetic fiber content but otherwise it was great.
That concludes my quick round-up of some of this year’s school costumes, I wonder what we’ll need for 2015?