This was P's costume last year. She loved that little cat she's holding. It was the first toy she actually went after in a store. She wouldn't let it go, so I had to buy it. I figured if I made her look like her favorite cat she would want to wear her costume and I was right. She LOVED it! Ironically, someone stole her cat that night.
I started sewing when I was round 11. Since then I've dreamt of making my children's costumes. I was in tears sewing P's first costume. I was so happy, as I was again this year. These are the things that make me extremely happy.