October 28, 2008

Flower Fairy!

Naturally The Bug is being a Flower Fairy. Actually the idea was mine after I found fabric on sale that would make a wonderful fairy skirt. When I presented the idea to The Bug she was very excited.

The skirt is based on the tu-tutorial and modified for a fairy. Fairy modifications inculde a shorter skit, and bring shiney flower petals sewn on. None of her bags were flower fairy enough for trick-or-treating, or so said the expert on such things; The Bug. Luckily there was left over fabric from the petals that made a quick and easy bag.

To keep warm a flower fairy needs a lacey sweater in the color of her flower petals. This is some Katia Capri my mom gave me the first time she went to Spain over a year ago. The purple is left over something for something. The adorable button was in my button stash, a flower fairy can't have too many flowers. The pattern is Reid. After reading all the comments on Ravelry (whihc mostly just say size 2 is a size 4 and that size 4 is huge and 6 could fit and adult) I made the size 2 and as you can see it fits great and with the extra stretch of lace should fit her next year too. Research is a fabulous thing.


An interesting (or not) bit of Bug Halloween trivia: The brown shirt and leggings she is wearing in this costume are the same ones she wore last year.

4 comments:

Meghan said...

absolutely adorable!

jcg said...

She's gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

Way to go getting that mileage out of clothes! lol

Michelle said...

How completely adorable!