Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What We're Working On / Unser aktuelles Projekt

It's that time of the year again - carnival, Mardi Gras, what have you - costume sewing!

You know I love to do this, and this year DS (9 yo) is determined to be a part of the process.

I usually make up costumes without a pattern, and I start with a sketch (previous costume sketches here and here). So, when DS said he wants to be (Saint-Exupéry's) Little Prince, I asked him to sketch the costume. Here it is:

I've been working on the coat and DS has been crafting boot shafts from black felt. Stay tuned for more!


Das Kostümenähen für Karneval hat inzwischen einen festen Platz in unserem Jahresrhythmus. Dieses Jahr will mein Sohn (9 Jahre alt) als (Saint-Exupérys) Kleiner Prinz gehen, und er möchte mithelfen.

Ich nähe Kostüme in aller Regel ohne Schnitt und fange mit einer Zeichnung an (in den letzten Jahren z.B. hier und hier). Da ich keine Ahnung habe, was ein Kleiner Prinz so trägt, hat mein Sohn die Zeichnung gemacht.

Ich bin schon fleißig beim Mantel, er hat einen Stiefelstulpen aus schwarzem Filz fertig.

Fortsetzung folgt!


  1. interesting. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to get in the process too, but she's still only 18 months old. I will make her a cupid costume this year.

  2. He did a great job showing the details he wants on the jacket. Can't wait to see the finished outfit!

  3. The inspiration pictures look fabulous! It reminds me of Quentin Blake illustrations.

  4. I can't wait to see how this turns out!

  5. I love the sketch! This is going to be a knockout.

  6. Wow, this is going to be so fantastic!! I love his sketch, and that he is making the boots himself.



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