Saturday, August 21, 2010

Angelina Ballerina Mouse

my auntie stephanie asked me to make an "Angelina Ballerina" mouse zoodie for her granddaughter Grey. i told her i would do it only if i could make the matching tutu and hair bow...and thought it would also make for a great Halloween costume as well!

i have been thinking a lot about the longevity of these zoodies too and decided to start using anti-pill fleece instead of felt whenever i can. that way, there are no special washing instructions and no pilling. i think they will hold up better over several washings, which i think is sorta important - especially for mamas like me, who like to pass things down and down and down!

for the bow i debated using a pin or utilizing a regular hair bow, so what i did is i sewed a strip of fleece by the ear and attached a regular hair clip bow to it - that way it can be removed in the wash - for a boy - or worn separately....i don't have a girl, but i would imagine that would be smart so she could use different ribbons or multiple ones if she wanted...cause i hear little girls can sometimes be particular when it comes to hair ribbons :)

i thought it came out darling and i just love any excuse to make a tutu anyway, so i think both Grey and I will be happy with the outcome!

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the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

SO stinkin' cute! GrEy will love it. ; )

mackenzie said...

I would totally wear that for halloween.

Angelina Ballerina said...

She can wear it to the show!

Angie said...

OOOh good idea with the fleece! Love it!