I LOVE making gifts for my nephews and niece. ( and I will Love making gifts for my son too. Although, right now, he is only 6 weeks old)
My niece is the ” Princess of the family” She is 4, the only girl in the family, and she is also adorable.
Audrey has a great amount of princess dress up clothes. What a great idea to make her a costume that would introduce her to a literary character.
I chose …
I also purchased a Madeline book, just in case she was not familiar with Madeline.
I have been starting to sew some simple things. I don’t have a sewing machine, but trying to decide if I should get one. My mom brought hers with her when she visited for Thanksgiving, and helped me with this project.
We found fleece remnants at the fabric store. for about a dollar apiece. With fleece, you don’t have to hem the ends and its durable for a little girl to play in.
The Madeline dress is made out of a little girl PJ patternl My mother has been sewing for a LONG time. She has pretty much every pattern you can imagine.
The Madeline cape is made out of a basic children’s cape pattern. We then just added the white collar ( also fleece) and I hand stitched the ribbon on for the finishing touch.
I measured the ribbon longer than I thought it needed to be. If this is too long, it can always be cut.
Here is the finished product…..Almost finished.
Initially, when I posted my Madeline costume, I posted a plea of help in the blog world. How would I make Madeline’s hat that goes with this costume? You guys left some great comments below on how to make a yellow hat. I looked into yellow hats, and straw hats.
I ended up purchasing a straw hat from Hobby Lobby and sewing on black ribbon. I could have done more with Madeline’s hat, but I had a 2 month old at the time and I didn’t have time to visit this further.
And lastly, here is a Eiffel tower made from a pipe cleaner. This is from my ” breakfast toppers“ post. I just thought this would be cute to incorporate into the gift wrap somehow. Also would be a cute cupcake topper for a Madeline themed party.
Happy Holiday crafting everyone!!