Wednesday, March 28, 2012

molly pitcher

Regan wrote her final paper for Essentials on Molly Pitcher, a Revolutionary War heroine.  She will read her paper in front of the class tomorrow and is supposed to dress in character.  This was a pretty easy costume to throw together.  We lucked out and found the perfect dress in the first 2 minutes of being in the thrift store and for only $2!  This morning I whipped up the apron from an old duvet cover.  Nothing fancy, just a couple of rectangles and straps that tie around the back and neck.

A part of the Molly Pitcher story involves a British musket ball flying between her legs and tearing her dress, so as hard as it was, I took the scissors to the dress and apron and then let Regan go play in the back yard wearing the costume.  Neither one of us wanted to cut the dress and apron, but for the sake of the presentation, we did it.  Besides, the costume only cost me $2 and less than an hours work... 
I just may have to make another dress and apron for the dress up bin that we keep looking nice :)

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