For our Firefly party this weekend, I spent a while trying to think of a good costume for Savannah. At first I was just going to go with a generic baby – I found a pattern of a cute little dress with a pinafore, a la 19th century old west. It seemed appropriate. Then I realized, why not dress her up as one of the characters? I knew immediately that I wanted to do River Tam. Savannah’s middle name is, after all, River. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to pull it off since I haven’t really sewn anything before, but I am excited to say I think her costume looks great!
First, I used this picture for inspiration.
I found a pattern for a pretty simple dress, and got red fabric. Then I got some gold brocade fabric for the vest thing. My mom was visiting this past weekend, so she helped me make the red dress and I did the gold vest by myself. They aren’t perfect, but don’t look half bad for my first attempt! I’m excited. Here are pictures of Savannah:
So what do you think? Did I capture the look okay? It was a lot of fun to make River’s, I mean Savannah’s, dress, and I’m excited to be sewing! I keep getting excited about putting my sewing machine to good use!