When Sara of the beautiful blog Made By Sara invited me to participate in her Alice In Wonderland blog series, I wasn’t immediately enthusiastic. Not because I thought it was a bad idea, but simply because I wasn’t really familiar with Alice in Wonderland. I knew it had something to do with a girl and a hole and a rabbit and a wonderland, but that was as far as my knowledge went.
But then not much later, Norah participated in a beautiful dance recital based on Alice in Wonderland, and so we watched the Tom Burton movie too. I really loved the movie, but more importantly: it immediately gave me the idea for a cute outfit. When I saw Tweedledum and Tweedledee, I just had to create outfits inspired on the two brothers.
I went looking for striped socks, and was happy to find them at Kousen & Karton, the excellent shop you might remember as a sponsor to the Ishi Contest. They were no longer available in Ava’s size, though, so they are too big on her.
Instead of pants with suspenders, I made my girls skirts with straps. I wanted to add some color to the outfit, so it wouldn’t look too much like a Halloween or Carnival’s outfit. So I used my favorite solid, Cotton Couture Solid in Gold (Michael Miller). I bought it at Petite Couture, who is – to my knowledge – the only Belgian shop to carry Cotton Couture Solids, and one of the very few in Europe. You can find Wendy’s collection of CCS (and other Michael Miller fabrics) here.
I added a bit more color by using a few left-overs of CCS in the straps.
In Norah’s skirt, I used buttons to secure the straps. For Ava, I used my cross stitches again.
We took to the MAS Museum (again) because it is pretty much the only place where it is dry and where there is enough light. In my mind, I would be taking super cute pictures of my girls, standing hand in hand, looking all sweet and endearing like the original Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Ava, however, had different plans. Fun was had, though!
This series didn’t result in the pictures I had in mind. But it did give me the perfect excuse to expand my girls’ wardrobes with the coolest socks ever 🙂
And Sara is also throwing in an amazing give-away! Use the Rafflecoper widget below to take your chance:
Don’t forget to check out the Alice In Wonderland creations of the other participants: