Today Amelie is celebrating Fasching at her Kita. All the kids get to go in costume. So I have been asking Amelie for weeks what she would like to go as. "Noffin" was her response. And I believed her. Last year she refused point blank to wear either the bee or princess outfits that I rustled together for her at the last minute (as I had no idea what Fasching entailed!)
Then on Sunday night my "helpful" husband suggested she goes as a giraffe. A giraffe. I ask you. Of all the animals that are easy to whip up in a few minutes a giraffe does not spring to mind. But little Amelie agreed enthusiastically and went to bed.
Nevermind I thought. She will have forgotten by the morning and I can still just put her in a dress and call her a princess on Tuesday. I asked her again on Monday morning what she wanted to be and she just shrugged me off with that selective deafness that kids can get.
Yay I thought. That was a close one. Until I got to Kita and she excitedly began telling all her friends that she was going to dress up as a giraffe at Fasching.
This is what I came up with. Shockingly badly put together so don't look closely. In fact it is better if you squint your eyes when you look at it. But you know what, I don't care. It came together in 1 hour while making tea and Amelie was ecstatic. So now fingers crossed it lasts the day!
Should you want to make a mask too, I used this here. Made it a bit larger and cut it out adding seam allowance. Sewed brown patches on. Sandwiched a bit of interfacing in the middle to make the mask a bit stiffer. Knocked a couple of eyelets in the sides. Cut the eyes out and tied some elastic through the eyelets.