Monday, November 1, 2010

All for One and One for All

Lala has wanted to be a musketeer since last year, and it had to be pink when it comes to Lala the more pink the better. Here are some of the details.

I quilted the bodice and sleeves. The sleeves ended up being to short, I added a lacy flounce for a cuff. Sometimes mistakes turn out to be blessings it turned out to be the perfect touch.

Since I have made capes in the past and had to deal with a small child telling me all night long that the cape was choking them I added a little loop to hold the cape to the dress. I also added a loop at the waist to hold her sword.

Lala loves to twirl, and I wanted the skirt to stand out to show off her boots, so I added a petty skirt. The boots were spray painted pink, I then made the cuffs and velcroed them into the lining.

Finally the hat, I looked all over and couldn't find a pink hat. I ended up making hers. My computer is not letting me link up to her site but Brown paper packages had a great tutorial that I followed. Last but not least was the sword, now if she was being a pirate I could have bought her one but since she was a musketeer and needed a fencing sword I made that too. I used a dowel, pickle jar lid, fabric, and some electrical tape. Throw it all together with some silver spray paint and there you have it.

She loved it and really worked it all night long.


  1. Beautiful job!! I'm so impressed!

  2. Fabulous! I am so glad that hat tutorial worked for you! Thanks for linking.


  3. Adorable! Love the pink! Excellent job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  4. Stopping back to let you know I will be featuring this as AuBrynne's Costume Pick tomorrow as a part of Making It With Allie Features!

  5. I love how you added the fluer de lis on there! I wish I had thought to do that! We did 3 musketeers, and we live in's just too perfect! Awesome job!

  6. What an incredible costume! I love the message of "strong powerful girl" that goes with it too:)