For Otto's party, I knew Mol needed to be a raccoon. I also knew she would definitely not leave a hat/ears/facepaint on. She's not a hat wearer at the best of times.
I've been in love with the Wild Things dresses for quite awhile now.
Had I been organised/flush enough, I would have purchased one of those. I'm not big on copying other crafters work, I promise.
I decided to have a go at making something similar.
I used a slightly different shaped dress, a reversible a-line dress. I knew I wanted it to be lined, for a bit of extra shape, so a reversible made sense. I didn't add the pockets, and I made my raccoon face quite a bit bigger. I used dome snaps on the straps, making it super easy to get on and off.
I made some little stripey leggings to be worn with it. For extra Raccoony-ness.
I had a bit of fun making this, and it did look cute on Mollie, but my version is no where near as gorgeous as the originals. Isn't that always the way? It's a good lesson, that I should have saved up/been organised and gone to the source : )
I dearly hope to purchase some of these amazing overalls for Mol before next Winter.
Anyone want to split postage?