Tinkerbell Costume

This year Mafalda wanted a Tinkerbell costume for Carnival. Of course she only talked about it the week before the carnival, which left me with little time to prepare things accurately.

I thought about buying one, but I was a bit out of time to go looking, and with little desire to walk from store to store looking for a costume that probably did not exist this year. The truth is that Tinkerbell is a bit forgotten, so is Peter Pan.

So I gave a quick look to Disney Tinkerbell and I decided to draw the dress, but it had to be something simple and easy to make that time was not in my favor.

In Valentine’s day V. went with me to the fabric store to choose the fabrics. What we liked most was a knit fabric and not cotton, but it was so cute and had the Tinkerbell sparkle that I decided to try to sew it.

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It was going Ok, but at a given time I decided that I did not need the walking foot to sew it. Of course I was wrong, and although in the right side it looks good, the wrong side is a mess with huge folds that would not be there if I had continued to sew with the walking foot. But is not that important. It’s a Carnival costume and was made on time and when dressed up looks perfect.

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Now tell me, Isn’t she the most beautiful Tinkerbell ever?

Monday was the day of the traditional clown parade in Sesimbra. This parade has been part of our Carnival tradition, so we dressed up to participate in one of the most joyous and lively carnival events.

This parade is a volunteer event, it’s open to all who wish to participate, no registration required, just willingness and joy, and of course, a clown costume. For those who never saw it I strongly recommend to see and participate, and this year we were lucky with the weather because there was no rain and in the afternoon temperature was between 17 and 18ºC which was more than reasonable.

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Mafalda’s costume was made 3 years ago and still fits, because it’s goofy and wide, but it seems to me that this was the last year that she wore it. I can’t ready ask for more than this! My costume is equal to this one, but obviously bigger.

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Mafalda is still a bit uncomfortable, which is strange because she is never embarrassed at all, but I think seeing so many people in so little space still leaves her a bit unresponsive. She just stares and look and absorb everything. But back home she was so happy playing!

Next year I’ll probably bring Teresa with us, as this year she is still too little and stayed home napping.