So, I have this problem, once I get an idea in my head I am obsessed and think about it all.the.time. until I do it. I knew I wanted the twins to be Cinderella (George) and Gus Gus (Iz) this year because it will likely be Elizabeth's last year with a giant belly. Plus, they may finally start talking by next year and have an opinion on what they want to be. We'll see. Since we have been remodeling I hadn't really had time to do anything about the costumes, then I got an e-mail from Oliver + S with a sale I couldn't pass up and purchased the fairy tale (among others). It was supposed to arrive Thursday, or so said the tracking number. But it didn't, so I got started late Friday night and finished it oh, about thirty minutes before the party. I was slightly stressed. My MIL had a size 2-4 disney costume that she said I could cut up and make smaller, but I KNEW I wanted it to be the fairy tale. This is where the obsession comes in, I knew I would be dissappointed if I didn't go with my plan and think about how I should have just done it. Sooo glad I made it! It is exactly how I imagined it.
I thought about possibly making puff sleeves instead of the tulip sleeves, but I am so happy with the look of the tulip sleeves.
I added a peplum and an extra layer of tulle, otherwise everything is exactly as the pattern says. I always learn SO much with Oliver + S patterns, this is my first zipper. Pretty proud of myself considering it was on costume satin, that stuff is a PITA to work with!!
For Gus Gus aka big twin, I made the field trip raglan with shortened sleeves and overall length. Then a simple beanie that I just winged. It does fold over to the front, but tends to go all over the place. I couldn't get a great photo of the cute belly though.
I also used her pj pants I made a while back. Wow, they faded a ton!
Abby picked a witch costume from Grandma's box, and Jack just HAD to be a skeleton- again. Though, Abby has now been a witch 3 of 7 times. One of these years I want to talk them all in to being things that coordinate, good luck with that!