Here's a sneak preview. I love how putting it on puts a spring in Jed's step and an adventure on his mind.
I made four pixie/elven tunics and nine hats for J's dance class' end of year 'show' in our community hall. After i stopped berating myself for offering to make them when i have all this market sewing to do, i really enjoyed it. I have to admit that i did search for any storebought costumes that might've worked but there is precious little in the way of groovy dress ups out there for boys. Other than what i think are TV/movie or characters.
I had some basic ideas myself, dug into my fabric stash for the red fleece and fossicked around the local shops for the cotton jersey and bells then i headed for blogworld to see if there were any patterns on offer. There was. Hoorah for bloggers! That saved me a good chunk of time nutting it out.
I used the basic idea for the peter pan costume by Make it and Love it. I added the neckline details and the belt and changed it slightly to work for older boys. And the free elf hat pattern from makebabystuff.com. I sewed a bell on the end. Really loving that hat.
It's been road tested for dancing comfort...