My group of girl friends that get together weekly decided that we needed to have a friends' Thanksgiving this year. Well somehow that idea turned into a Cowboys and Indian party. (I believe it was a Pilgrim and Indian party first, but I don't think anyone was too excited about dressing like Pilgrims, so cowboys and Indians it was).
I was a little sad the three of us didn't dress up for Halloween this year, but thankfully this made up for it. I was quite lucky to find this gem of a top at the thrift store for $4. My dad is an actual cowboy so he let Chris borrow his hat and chaps.
I made Addilyn's costume and am really quite proud of how it turned out. I was a little afraid it would be one of those ideas that sounds easy and cute in my mind but doesn't turn out that way. All I did was buy some fabric and fringe.
I took one of her little dresses and used it as a pattern to just cut around it. I sewed the fringe on the neckline, then turned the pieces right side in and sewed the shoulders and the sides. That's it!
For both of our headbands I found this wired ribbon and I sewed a little big of elastic in the back of each of ours and glued the feathers on the inside. For Addilyn's I folded the ribbon in half so it wasn't as big.
My sister is law Lauren found these adorable moccassins at a garage sale before Addilyn was born and they worked perfect! As did my fringe boots. Altogether I only spent $15 on everything!
Our friends even had a little photo "green screen" which made for some fun photoshopped pictures.
Could our little Indian be any cuter? I think we'll keep her.