I’ve been taking Milla to an amazing dancing class called Twinkletoes (if you live anywhere near Winchester you have to come along – the teacher is outstanding). All of the children in the class love wearing their fancy dress outfits and after only one class Milla was angling for her own. Without the budget for a whole wardrobe from Wovenplay (*sigh* one day) I decided to make a few thrifty alternatives. With so many crafty tutorials online I have been spoiled for choice for inspiration here are my two favourites so far.Every little girl needs some tutu action and this tutu tutorial from Plumtickled is perfect. In short, you sew an elastic waist and tie on lengths of tulle. Easy peasy. Each skirt costs around Â£4 to make and is ready in no time at all. Above is my first attempt (there have been several) which I have accessorised with a tiara from World of Whimm.
My second project was this Super Hero Cape from Puking Pastilles. It took a little more effort than the tutu but for a couple of hours work you get two costumes in one. The tutorial gives you instructions to make Batman and Superman logos but I changed my appliques to the child’s initial on one side and a lightening bolt on the reverse.