It has become clear that the Captain is the creative genius in this family, and my hope of ever becoming the sewing and knitting maven that I fancied myself as is becoming dimmer and dimmer. Something about the sewing machine intimidates me, and reading the patterns makes me all flustered when I see all of the measurements and such. And the knitting just makes me frustrated, though I’m planning on going to a Saturday workshop at a local yarn store. I’m not willing to let that hope go so easily.
The Captain’s most recent project is a costume for Pumpkin, to serve as both a Halloween costume and an outfit for the Carolina Renaissance Festival, which we attend every year. We have never actually dressed up ourselves, so it will be a new experience having Pumpkin all garbed out. Here is the progress from the construction of Pumpkin’s costume; tavern wench/village maiden/adorable small person in a renaissance dress. The first photos were taken on September 22.
He completed the skirt and shirt so quickly that I didn’t actually get any progress pictures of them being made. These photos are from today. All that still needs to be done is the application of the snaps in the back, which we’re waiting for in the mail. The skirt is made of the most wonderfully buttery soft corduroy.
Can’t wait to see it on our girl!