What I didn't expect was that she also wanted to make a hood. She (actually better make that I) was making a Halloween costume for her birthday, and wanted to make the grey leotard Jesse J is wearing in this video (Warning NSFW lyrics):
There was just enough fabric in the t-shirt (which had a design on the front meaning the front couldn't be used) to patch the back of the leotard, which had a scoop back, to make a normal neckline which a hood could be sewn to. As it was a different shade of grey to the leotard, I left part of the original seam showing, to make the change in colour look like a design feature rather than an accident.
I then sacrificed my grey vest top to make the hood:
Finally, I had her try on the leotard and pinned the hood in a curved shape at the back to make it less pointed, then seamed that.
The finished garment:
And a close up of the hood:
We also made gluten free pizza for the first time! As I said earlier, I don't cook, so the boy and V made the dough whilst H and I were making the leotard
It was yummy, but the recipe was a bit weird. If we'd left the pizza in for the time needed to make the base perfect, the toppings would have been completely burnt. In future, we're going to pre-cook the bases. My contribution was the topping on the left half of the left pizza =P
Also, Ginger Kitty now has a new name: Perdita (Said Perd-it-a not Perd-eet-a) meaning "she who is lost," and Purdy for short. She's definitely a knitting and sewing cat: