M had her school Halloween party yesterday. Her classmates where so adorable all dressed up, running around, playing and of course getting their sugar high on. Thanks for all the guess on my Handmade Costume Sneak Peak post, you guys were right on!
Say hello to Lemon Meringue from the Strawberry Shortcake Gang. A very fitting character for my blondie. She can be a little tart when she doesn't get her way, but add a spoonful of sugar and you can't resist her.
Originally I was going to sew her a peasant dress (more like the classic character) but when I found the Diore Twirl Dress pattern I feel in love! The only changes I made was to shorten the top skirt and add a bit of white tulle between the top and bottom skirts to add some volume. Also I misplaced my button hole foot, so after tearing apart my sewing room for an hour, I decided on faux buttons and used snaps to connect the straps to the drop bodice. And because M is so stinkin petite, I had to add darts to both sides of the drop bodice to bring it in a bit.
I embroidered a lemon on the front that I found from Big Dream Embroidery on Etsy that matched perfectly with the "juicy" fabric I did for the main parts of her dress. This costume is topped off with a Newsboy Hat that I embellished with yoyo's and buttons. I love this hat, totally want to make one for myself..lol Her hair is braided and finished with Kanzashi flowers I made the night before the party.
And for her candy bag I went to our local Spirit store and bought the bag that goes with the costume they sell in the store.