Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Claude and Sir Bobblysock

Here is the costume I made for my daughter for world book day this year. She is Claude the dog from the series of books by Alex.T.Smith. They are probably the first books she read on her own and she laughs out loud when she reads them.
It started with this book which was the first of the Claude books she owned.
Then there was this diabolical sketch by me!
And it progressed on to making a fur print stencil for screen printing.
Which ended up as this white with grey print jersey for the leggings.
Then there was a beret and a Sir Bobblysock,
and then a few more colour ways were printed for fun, because i just cant help myself!
And those lengths of jersey ended up as some leggings.
A few more samples and i think i did a pretty good job. I always try to make fabric costumes rather than paper as i want them to last and be able to be used again and again. The little red riding hood cape i made the year before last is still being worn regularly. In fact my daughter keeps it on her coat peg she wears it that much!
And the result...! She loved it and it was comfy for a days wear.
The little one likes to join in as well, so he got a pair of fur print leggings and his own collar too!

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