Sunday, 15 January 2012

Pirate Party

A couple of months before Poppet was born I went to ante-natal classes run by the NCT where I made some lovely friends. Poppet and the children of these friends all turned three during December 2011 so we've been doing a fair amount of party-going recently! One of these parties gave us our first experience of a themed children's party and Helen did an amazing job creating a Pirate Party.

Pirate hat decorating. Pin the eyepatch on the pirate. Fairy cake decorating. Find the treasure chest. And of course... dressing up as a Pirate!

Poppet happens to own a navy striped top from H&M, a pair of skinny jeans, and her Daddy volunteered his spotty handkerchief (yes, he has been made aware that he's the only man under 50 that actually owns and uses handkerchiefs and that they are in fact unhygenic, but I digress).

So all we had to make was a Pirate vest and an eye patch. Of course, the sewing blogosphere didn't let us down. Both items were made from the fabulous tutorials on MADE. The frontier vest was constructed from black felt and red ready-made bias binding and the eyepatch from black felt and thin black elastic. I am terrible at machine sewing bias binding - I never catch both sides - so was grateful this is for dress up only! The skull and crossbones patch came from a pack I found in our local Oxfam but you can currently get them online from the Oxfam shop (currently half price!).

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