Well it seems all those Aussie Mum's with primary-aged children and sewing blogs are posting their Book Week creations this week. I thought I may as well jump on the bandwagon. This is my first Book Week as a parent. I've had many as a teacher.
Meg was off school for two days last week with a cold so we decided we'd use the time to sort out her costume. After listing off about 30 characters and receiving 30 'nos' I was feeling a bit stuck. Finally Paul suggested, 'What about Meg from Meg & Mog'. Perfect! She couldn't get the smile off her face. After all, how many kids get to go dressed up as a character with the same name? She was feeling mighty special.
We went for a trip to Spotlight and she chose black veloury with a silver star print. She also chose silver ribbon for the neckline.
Meg then set about creating her first sewn garment. We used a pattern my sister had taken from a dress of her daughter's a few years ago. She pinned the pattern to the fabric and cut it out carefully. She then sat on my lap and removed the pins and fed the fabric into the machine while I controlled the foot. Great teamwork. She finished up by threading the bow into the neckline. Voila!
I decided I would go as Meg as well. I already owned a black dress and tights so this seemed like a bit of a no-brainer. We made ourselves a couple of hats and brooms and we were set.
I usually walk to work on Wednesdays while Meg scoots. But as we're both feeling a little under the weather and had props to carry, I asked Paul if he could give us a lift. He replied, 'Why don't you both just fly in?'....hmmm, hilarious!