I had a vision... I wanted to make the girls matching turkey dresses to wear on Thanksgiving. Have you seen the pillowcase dresses people make? Well, I wanted to use that concept but make it out of fleece. So I went shopping for like a gazillion different colors of fleece and got to work creating turkey dresses!
Typically, you'd start out with a pillowcase but since I wanted these to be fleece, I had to basically make my own pillowcase first.
Next, I cut arm holes and folded over the top to run a ribbon through.
Ta-da! Fleece pillowcase dress!
Now, at this point, I HIGHLY recommend trying the silly thing on your little girl just to make sure it fits... Some of us skipped this step...
Then, cut out a pattern for your turkey.
Next, cut the pieces of fleece! Don't forget to cut pieces for the back!
Pin and sew.
Then, thread your ribbon through the top, drawstring-style.
Ain't she purdy?!
J's favorite part, "turkey BUTT!"
And here she is in all her glory... just a little big...
It's just a little bulky in the underarm area. Had I tried it on her BEFORE I sewed Ms. Turkey on, I would have made it skinnier. BUT, she promised me she would wear it on Thanksgiving. On a positive note, it will fit her perfectly NEXT year :o)
Now, if I could just find the time to make something turkey-like for Taylor...
Linking this gobbly goodness to all of these parties!