So glad these are done. Not nearly as cute as the Santa costumes, but when paired with black pants and a hat (made by another volunteer so not seen here), it should be okay. As you can see from the picture The Middle Child did, however, find her Santa hat, which she insisted on wearing here with the Nutcracker top.
I followed the suggestion of one reader and got a few more of the felt sacks and made the general body of the costume the same as the Santas. Then, used gold ribbon to accent. This was the bane of my existence- what a bugger to put on! Anyways, super slippery, liked to fray, but I got it in place, if not straight then so be it! I had hoped to add a fancy collar and some brass buttons but just did not have the time to go seek out some.... Sometimes you just have to go with DONE instead of PERFECT. Should do the trick. Can't wait to see all the cute little munchkins sing their hearts out at the concert on Sunday!
On to the next project!
By the way, be sure to check back Monday, I am participating in Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day!