Friday, October 29, 2010

Raven or Black Chicken - You decide

Originally Baby Girl was going to be a mummy like her brother, but seeing as my sewing machine and I are taking some time off from one another, I needed a different idea that would require little to no hand sewing. I thought a bird would be easy to make and I was right!

Please forgive the poor images. My good camera is broken and I am using a point and shoot that my toddler son has claimed as his own that has no lens cover - desperate times call for desperate measures.

I bought two boas from Joann Fabrics and a plain black turtleneck (3 sizes too big) and leggings from Wal-Mart. I wrapped the boa around and pinned it to the turtleneck and then pinned some tufts to the shoulder and then down the arms. I bought the turtleneck larger so I could get regular clothes under it if necessary and so it would hang longer like a dress.  To make the beak, I took some black construction paper and folded it into a triangle and then hot glued it to a stretchy headband, add some more feathers with some more hot glue and call it a day.

Once again my model is napping but I promise to post some pictures of them actually wearing the costumes. The raven looks better with a little body in it.

My mother-in-law said I should have bought a white boa and made her into one of her Polish Crested Hens, which in hindsight would have been hilarious - c'est la vie.


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