Friday, February 1, 2008

Poodle Skirt and Mail Bag



Next Friday Joe is taking Gabriella on a daddy daughter date. There is a Valentine's dance at the elementary school down the street for girls and their dads. The theme is a sock hop, so Gabs I went to the store to pick out the felt for her skirt. She choose purple and wanted a purple leash too. I added a little pink tuille underneath to fluff it up some and give it a little someting extra. She wore it all around the house the day I made it, but you'll have to check out the family blog next week so you can see pictures of her all dressed up. She is so excited to go "dancing with daddy."

I just found a "how-to" on line. It was very straight forward and easy. Very little sewing...I even cheated and hot glued the leash and poodle on. So fun for a dress up box! Now if only I could make saddle shoes...

As for the mail bag, I found another easy, easy tutorial. I decided to go the inexpensive and free route and use muslin and ribbon I already had for the bag. But the possibilities are endless for this fun bag...bright fabrics to carry pool toys to the pool in, or a book bag for the car, or to put goodies in for your neightbor...lots of ideas. It's amazing what kinds of ideas you can find on the internet. Thank goodness for talented people out there!

7 comments:

Bryn said...

I love them! I love that Gabs picked purple. She knows that she'll need to wear her hair in a high ponytail right? She can't wear it "long"! I can't wait to see the pictures!

Lisa said...

Adorable! Katie loved the daddy daughter date last year... I'll have to have him ask her on another date this year... good idea! Can't wait to see her all done up. I've been wanting to do the girls in poodle skirts for Halloween for a few years... you make it look too easy!

The mail bag is adorable too! Super talented you.

Jenn C. said...

Will you share the link for the poodle skirt pattern? Giovanna asked me just yesterday to make her a poodle skirt for Spirit Week at school. The poodle you found is one of the cutest I've seen. Thanks!

Tasha said...

So so cute!! Love the poodle skirt and can't wait to see her in it. What a fun Daddy-daughter date.

Jennifer said...

Hey Jamie, Eric Flake, Dave and Jim and maybe others are planning on taking the girls out to dinner before the dance at Farrelies I think. Tell Joe. I think they'll go around 6:00.

tiny said...

Such cute ideas! I hope you will post the links so everyone can see how to make these cute sewing projects.

Richie & Laura Sessions said...

Would you mind sharing where you found your poodle skirt tutorial. I need to make one for my daughter for a party. Yours is so cute!
Thanks!