|Katy's Costume For the Thanksgiving Party|
|Frances Tipton Hunter's Illustration and Description|
|An Original Copy|
|Example From the Book|
I counted the white backings just for the fun of it, and if I recall, I snipped out no less than 80 leaves for the apron and wreath crown!
|Puff likes those beads and ribbons!|
|A side view.|
Her crown, or wreath, is made from a simple strip of thin cardboard going around the circumference of her head, with another thin band going across the top. Multiple leaves are overlapped to create the look. That was certainly a lot of detailed snipping! But, so very worth the effort. These leaves remind me of the beautiful illustrations drawn by Eulalie for books such as The Bumper Book, that I had when I was little. Whimsical and pretty.
And, now Katy Curls is ready for her Thanksgiving Party and will enjoy this little costume all of November. The next outfit for her will depend on what I can find when Christmas wear comes into the shops. Finding a green, white and red striped sock for her hat has been very problematic. This is okay. I can wait. Should I not find it, I'll make her blue coat ensemble for winter. She is so much fun to sew for!
Miss E. Mouse
|A Wreath of Leaves|
|Thanksgiving decorations from The Bogie Book|
|Leaves on the back panels as well.|