Living in Texas lends itself to many “dressing western” days at school.
Seeing as I don’t particularly embrace boots and hats we often struggle to come up with an appropriate costume on those days. The boys have never been concerned, often refusing to even wear jeans on those days. Caroline, on the other hand, enjoys her school dress up days so I decided to do my best to outfit her appropriately.
An old dress up hat plus a ribbon was the first part of the ensemble.
Next I made her a skirt using the circle skirt tutorial from MADE.
Caroline and I wandered around the fabric store looking for some appropriate fabric. She refused the horse pattern (thank goodness!) and decided on this flower pattern.
To make this skirt, you have to make a quick pattern and then use it to cut out a circle of fabric. From there you adhere the elastic. Sewing on the elastic was the most difficult part for me though it won’t deter me from making another skirt.
The final piece of her outfit was a $3 shirt from a consignment shop.
Caroline is currently loving the book, Cindy Ellen, which is Cinderella with a western twist. She took this book to school to share saying, “I’m a cowgirl like Cindy Ellen.”
And no, she is not wearing boots.
It was 85 degrees that day and boots are not looked upon kindly on the playground.
Plus, this Louisiana momma can only do so much to encourage a Texas style.
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