The robe was made out of an old winter coat that had a broken zip and I never liked anyway. I removed the lining and added the blue fabric to extend the length to the ground and to make flared sleeves. The stars and moons are appliqued recycled duster felt.

The pointy shoes are more duster felt and slipped on over a pair of crocs.

The pointy hat is made from an old camping mat sewn up, with trim and hair added to match the coat and mop beard. We made a simpler set of these hats in different sizes and the kids potato stamped gold stars and moons on.

DIY Dressing-up


Dressing-up clothes – Old clothes, costumes, hats, and things such as masks or jewellery that can be used for children’s games or performances.

Ragbag rendezvous

A collection of items made from scrap fabric, mainly old clothes. I don’t ‘rendezvous’ with fabric scraps often enough, but hopefully that will change.

ragbag  Рbag in which scraps of fabric and old clothes are kept for use.

rendezvous – a meeting place.