Valentine’s Sock Hop


As I said yesterday, Millie is in a new school and they are celebrating valentine’s day with a sock hop party. So of course me, being me, decided to make her a cute little poodle skirt to get festive for the party!


It was really easy and fun cutting out that circle skirt! I can’t believe I’ve never made one before! I am absolutely making more circle skirts for Millie that are not made of felt, lol! The twirl action is amazing!


I VERY loosely used this tutorial to make the circle skirt. I mean, I got the idea to use the 2 inch elastic instead of rolling it over and encasing elastic from this.. MUCH EASIER! For the circle skirt measurements, I just kind of used my brains + Millie’s measurements.


For the little poodle I took this picture, cropped out the black poodle, and enlarged the image of just the outline, then printed it and cut it out with black felt. I fused it on the skirt with Wonder-Under. I used a zigzag stitch to sew on the little ribbon leash.


The bottom hem has a bit of razzle-dazzle with a sequined embellishment all around it.


The only issue I had with making this was sewing on the sequins on the bottom hem. The first needle broke in 3 pieces. I thought it was notable enough to take a photo of. Four broken needles later, the 5th again breaking in three, where the middle piece flew up and hit me in the forehead (thank God I was wearing glasses!), I decided it would be MUCH safer (and cheaper) to hand sew the rest of it on!!!

The wreckage

I decided that to complete the costume, Millie needed a plain white tee shirt to go with the ensemble, and since she didn’t have one I used one of Jake’s white tees and made one using the boy version of the Figgy’s Banyan Tee pattern. The sleeves are a bit long because I used the original hems of the shirt sleeves, but forgot to account for that when cutting the pattern.. OOPS! The crazy person I am finished it off this morning right before I sent her to school!


……Then upon entering her school, I realized that I am the ONLY mother who is completely insane and who gets all excited about her kid dressing up for parties… HA!! I didn’t see a single other kid dressed up, and there Millie was with this awesome huge pink skirt, haha! I felt a little ridiculous all day, but then when I picked her up, I saw there were 2 other girls who were wearing poodle-ish skirts, so that made me feel a little less silly.. OH well, at least she is totally in love with it! That is all that matters, right?


I hope everyone had a fantastic and chocolate filled Valentine’s day!

7 thoughts on “Valentine’s Sock Hop

  1. LOVE IT! My mother always made me fabulous things to wear that prepared me for a lifetime of blissful overdressedness. And I’m sure I’m following in her footsteps…

  2. She sure looks like she is having fun twirling- Great job Mom! Now maybe next party there will be more dressed up- “I *have* to dress up Mom because Millie’s mom will make her something fun, please, please Please Mom can I dress up too?”

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