I followed last weekend’s Star Wars Celebration closely (What? Isn’t it obvious I’m a big Star Wars geek?) and fell in love with this picture in the Star Wars Blog Flickr stream. I did a little digging, and got the scoop on the awesome little droid dresses made by Brenda of humblebumbleb.
The base of the dresses is sewn using New Look pattern # 6878. It’s a quick and easy pattern that I make for my girls for every holiday and event. The dresses were then embellished with puff paint. That’s right, the same thing we all used when we were 10 years old to paint on everything, it is one of my favorite craft supplies. A little felt here and there for R2’s panel, and finished the outfits off with little bow head bands from the left over fabric.
I wanted to make my girl’s “costumes” that I knew they would be comfortable in and wear all day and that would be cute and girly.
As if the girls’ dresses weren’t adorable enough, Brenda and her husband made rad t-shirts to round out the family wardrobe. She shared what I think might be one of the coolest family portraits I’ve ever seen.
I wore a shirt that I embellished with some iron on glitter letters and glitter covered felt silhouettes of R2 and 3PO that read “Droid Factory” (quite appropriate with the two kids and another baby on the way) and my husband rounded off the family ensemble with a shirt that read “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”
Brenda, who is a milliner, topped off her outfit with this awesome felt Millennium Falcon fascinator. So cool!