Dipping my toe back in the fabric stash!
Mel turned 9 and of course I made her the ubiquitious 9 shirt my girls have loved since Mary (her older sister) was 1:
My girls LOVE Harry Potter and we are on the thrid book. We're talking BIG FANS. We even went to the West Coast Quidditch Tournament, and great fun was had by all!
They participate in a great site created and maintained by JK Rowling, Pottermore. I highly recommend it, safe and fun! The kids were sorted into 'houses' when they first joined. I now have one Hufflepuff and one Ravenclaw girl. They really are excited about being in these houses! There's some fun videos I'll pop in at the end they have also been LOVING.
I purchased an inexpensive used American Girl Doll (not sure 'who' she was in her former life but for now she's a Ravenclaw girl ;) ). Mary and I set to making a complete ensemble for the big birthday. This is what we did:
Robe: Liberty Jane, available from their Etsy Shop or their website. I found the instructions easy to follow and answered all my questions. I found a nice thick poly blend knit that ha a great 'hand' to it. Satin would be nice too.
Tee shirts: I purchased the black long sleeved one from Michaels. I found some Hogwarts 'crests' on ebay and sewed one of the Ravenclaw ones onto it. Then I made the white one using an old tank top and the free tee shirt pattern from Liberty Jane. Mary made the tie wout of ribbon and felt. I sewed in onto the front.
Skirt: This was in the package with the black long sleeve top. Not very Hogwarts but oh well. Can't have everything!
Wand: Mary made this out of Fimo brand clay. The Liberty jane pattern has a 'how to' for the wand using paper, I believe, but the Fimo turned out so well!
Marauder's Map: Drawn and detailed by her sister using parchment paper
Finished product, very well loved by the birthday girl.
Other ideas: You can get some cute tees here. Some plain that you can embelish and some with logos on them already.
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