Being a mother is beeing a lot of things, and in my case beeing a Costume maker is one of the facets of motherhood.
Mafalda will play the role of a rich woman in a small theater play and her teacher asked me to make a dress of rich awoman, but not too lush.
With these guidelines went to a local fabric store looking for cheap fabrics I could use to make the dress. I didn´t used any pattern. I simply use my imagination to envision the dress, make the most out of the resources I had had and improvise the pattern on her body.
For the body of the dress I used a sweater 2 sizes below her size, I took it from the pile of clothes that no longer fits her. The idea was to get a sweater with a 2/4 of sleeve and it not too long so I could sew the skirt on it. I made a simple skirt with an overlay, which I sewed to the sweater. And added a ribbon I bought for 1 €. The sleeves of the sweater were also embelished with the ribbon but I cut the threads because it looked too heavy on her. The jacket was onother finding on my fabric store, I bought about 1m of fabric per € 2.95 and is a beautiful knit fabric with a golden thread. I cut the coat pattern directly on her body, cut the fabric and sewed. Also applied the ribbon on the back of the coat to absorb the sweater down and keep the aspect of bolero at the breast.
The result satisfied me and her even more. The teacher loved it. My little star will shine in her performance, and at the end of the day all that matters is to see her grow so happily.