So my sister informed me that Elena wanted to be Tinker Bell for Halloween, and oh by the way, can you make her costume! She pinned some tutorials for me on Pinterest and I ended up choosing this one, which involved making a leaf skirt, a tutu, and adding leaves to an existing shirt. This was the easiest way for me to make it for her without actually having her with me to measure. All I needed was her waist measurement from my sister.
We chose a shimmery green tulle and yellow tulle for the tutu. The leaves for the skirt and shirt were upcycled from, get this, a bridesmaid dress. My sister wore it in a friend's wedding and gave it to me a while ago to use for sewing. It worked perfectly for this. I realize now I could have made the leaves more leaf shaped, rather than so spikey, but oh well. So the skirt and the tutu are two separate pieces.
She bought a green shirt for Elena and I sewed the little green leaves around the neckline. She bought the wings herself.
I mailed the costume to them and when it arrived, Emanuel asked where his Tink costume was because he wanted to be Tink too. My sister promised him he could play with it while Elena is at school!