Friday, May 21, 2010

Playing the Field

Today is Field Day at the kid's school. It's a day of fun and games played outside--the entire school divided into black or gold teams. And of course it would be too much to think that my three school-goers would be on the same team.

Oh no, we've got two black and one gold.

What's a momma to do?

Well, clearly, it's take child #4 and turn them into a bi-partisan cheerleader:

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Fortunately over the last few years we've amassed quite the collection of black (gray) and gold tees from Field Days past.

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So I cut the fronts off them:

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Folded them in half and traced the outline of a dress:

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And cut it out:

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Now, I could have sewn it together like that. But if you're going to start a project last minute, the least you can do is over complicate it for yourself.

So I lined up my two dress halves and cut a little slit 3/4 of the way up:

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And sewed in triangles of opposite color fabric:

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THEN I sew up the shoulder seams and side seams.
I cut two strips of gray and gathered them:

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And attached them to the dress:

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And finally ran a bit of elastic around the inside, stretching it as I went, to gather up waist a bit:

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And there we have it:

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What to do with all the little extra strips from the tee?

Bracelets of course!

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We've got our cold water, we've got our t-shirts, we've got our tiger striped nails...

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So we're off! Ready to sweat in the hot sun watching kids randomly run around the field not completely understanding what exactly they're supposed to be doing in pointless competitive games cheer on our little athletes!

Go Tigers!

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(Kindergarteners don't get their tee's until they get to school, thus one pink tiger!)

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