Small FRY-day Spotlight: Ali Cat & Co.

It's Crystal here and that means that it's time for our third Small FRY-day Halloween post!  This time we bring you the mind behind the goddess body of Brianne from Ali Cat & Co.   Seriously, it takes a great bod to rock the Spock out of an invisible boat.

Just so you know, we love this gal.  She's cooky and crazy and totally CRAFTY!  Check out her blog after you read this post; there's tons of great stuff on there.  Anyway, without further ado from me to you.......


Heeeeyy Party Girls! I am Brianne from Ali Cat & Co.  I've "known"
the TWSC ladies for....well, only about 6 months...BUT I'd totally bail
them out of jail if needed.  They are rock stars.  Seriously.  I didn't
wait to be asked to guest blog post, I begged and bribed for a slot.
They are that cool.  I NEEDED to be involved with the TWSC awesomeness.

So here I am.

About 6 weeks ago, I began asking my 3 year old what she wanted to be
for Halloween.

Response: "A ballerina with a big tutu riding a pink
horse"  PHEW!  Something easy.  I feared she'd say something crazy like
"a globe" or "a giant chicken nugget" or "you're cooking bananas".
Where do children get this random nonsense? Well, I know EXACTLY where
they pull it from, but am I allowed so say it????

Over the past weeks, I have periodically checked back in with her to
confirm she still wanted to be a ballerina riding a horse.  Lucky duck
me, she has continued to agree.  Last thing I wanted was for her to
change her mind at the last minute.  That's the best way to drive a mama crazy.

I had two goals with this costume.  First:  Make something that she will LOVE.  Second:  make it wearable outside of Halloween.

Step 1:  Find a pink horse.  SCORE!  Found a pink stick horse.  She then
demanded to make it a unicorn.  Hum...I did my best. haha.  Ok,
probably not my best, but the damn thing now has a horn.

Step 2: Giant Tutu.  I immediately thought of Little Lizard King's Retro Glam Skirt.  I took my little munchkin to the fabric store with me and she picked
out these two pink glittery satins.  She did a good job! The pattern calls for 10 panels each of triangles and
scallops.  I did 18 each and gathered the skirt into the waist band.  I
also added two layers of tulle for a small amount of poof.  I'm sure she
would want more fullness. But to agree with goal #2, the skirt must be wearable
daily without it appearing that she's parading around in a ridic tutu.

Step 3: Top.  I've been eyeing the Heidi and Finn Ballet Sweater for
some time. I knew it would be perfect for the outfit as well as a great
top to wear when it gets cool.  I measured the wee-one and decided to
lengthen the sweater to turn in into a full shirt.  This was my first
Heidi and Finn pattern.  If every pattern of her's is this awesome, I'm
buying them ALL.  I highly recommend this pattern. Fast (2 hours) and
easy and so very adorable. I totally want this sweater in my size.

Step 4: Leggings.  Once again, the Go To Pattern Leggings have been
sitting in the queue for sometime.  I love all the options this pattern
comes with, especially the peekaboo hole and bow.  The cuteness kills
me!  I was also able to whip these up in 2 hours and that includes a
whole lotta time spent on Facebook. Again, super simple and super
cute.  Did I mention all the options with this pattern?  Yea, there are a
lot of options. Me likey some options.

Final product all together. She LOVES the costume/outfit!  She did NOT
want to take it off.  However, I'm one of those mean moms who put it
away in the closet to not be worn until Halloween.  After that, she can
wear it until it falls apart.

 Cheesin' out!

So what do you think?

Also, do you like me as a guest blogger?  If you do, please let TWSC know.  If I
get enough thumbs up, then they will have to "invite" me back.


  1. Thanks TWSC. I love you all. See you tonight in my bedroom.

  2. Or you WON'T see me outside of the window....

  3. seriously fun! so happy to see when the kid is pleased, as well as the mom!!

  4. I really like how everything can be completely used after halloween. I really dread the idea of spending a ton of time on a costume we can only use one year. (sad face) Wish me luck on my big bad wolf costume!