Thursday, November 18, 2010

Talkin' Turkey

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!

13 comments:

Tia said...

I LOVE it!

Kristen said...

that is so cute! Very creative! Sure wish I had a daughter to make one for, I think my son would be pretty mad at me if I made him wear that! lol

Biz Dickmeyer said...

You truly are super mom! I love this. Can you make a mini one for Taylor? Or maybe just a t-shirt one? I want one for Grace.

Lora said...

Sooo Cute!

Lora said...

I was thinking you should make more and sell them but then it might be too late since Thanksgiving is next week. You could do Christmas shirts.

I'm looking forward to American Thanksgiving - I'm going to have turkey too, with those pumpkin chocolate chip bars I made for Canadian Thanksgiving.

Stuff by Ash said...

So cute! I love that it has a front and a back! Thanks for sharing.

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

This is absolutely adorable! Now, if only I had a little girl! :)
Even though I don't, I still featured it in my terrific turkey ideas post here!
http://www.momendeavors.com/2010/11/terrific-turkeys.html

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This is absolutely adorable!

Max Teders said...

Sweetie, I love that the turkey had one of your bows in its hair! What a nice touch!

Amie said...

I LOVE this!! How incredibly adorable, I want one of these in my size! (It's perfect for teachers. :) Great work, I love it (I know I already said that...but it's true).
Amie @ http://kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com/

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

aww, this is so cute! I made my son a Turkey shirt. I wish I had a daughter to make a dress for. ; )

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

I love your dress! I will absolutley be making one of these.

AmieAnn said...

Oh my gosh! How stinkin cute is that? Seriously I LOVE the turkey butt too! Hope you share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/11/pink-hippo-party-4.html