50s Day - Poodle Skirt and Saddle Shoes How To
Tuesday is the 50th Day of School so the Kindergarten Class is going to a 1950s style Sock Hop. My daughter thought a poodle skirt complete with a pink scarf and a dice bracelet would be fantastic. I am going to show the poodle skirt, saddle shoes, scarf and the poodle shirt on this post. The bracelet is tomorrow's post.
First I would like to state the skirt was going to be blue but I had "help" while cutting the blue felt and did not make the skirt big enough.
Try #2 Pink Felt. This was felt that my grandmother had left over from a Poodle Skirt she made for my mom. Yes this felt is "vintage" and was stored in my grandma's basement for that long. The felt came in a box last month knowing it was bought for a poodle skirt I thought it was pretty cool it was finally being used to make one.
Skirt is cut out and fits! YAY!
Poodle - I found the template online and traced it, I did add the paws it had no feet.
I added a cotton ball to make the Poodle Fluffy. The leash is black yarn glued to the felt with Aleene's® Fast Grab Tacky Glue.
Poodle Fluff Glued with Aleene's® Fast Grab Tacky Glue.
Ready for the black belt. I used Sugar Plum Sickles for the glitter on the Poodle.
Me sewing the belt. I added elastic and sewed it to the skirt.
I got this idea from Leslie who made Duct Tape Shirts for her children . I thought it would work great for the shirt.
Layered Duct Tape for the applique for the shirt. I wanted it to be removable so I placed the Duct Tape on a piece of Clear Plastic (acetate).
I traced the poodle onto the Duct Tape.
Colored the poodle in.
Cut the poodle out and carefully peeled the Duct Tape off the acetate.
I placed the poodle on a plain polo shirt.
The complete outfit.
I realized she needed saddle shoes as well. I went out to the garage and grabbed an old pair of tennis shoes.
I pulled the laces out.
Painted the shoes white
Added the "saddle" lines with a black marker.
Paint the shoe black added the white dots with the tip of a paint brush. I also painted the soles with Raw Sienna paint.
I also needed a Scarf for her hair. I pulled apart a Dollar Store Skirt for the pretty silky fabric underneath.
The fabric I wanted. Using a seam ripper this took a while but well worth it.
The finished product! My husband said once she got to school and saw others in their skirts she was much happier, she dressed up.