Sunday, May 01, 2016

Hot Weather Wear

We've been having some warm weather and poor Flame was roasting in his long pants and long sleeved shirt.

   Hotter Days

I took pity on him and let him take off his shirt.

New glass eyes.

He was happy about that, but after a recent visit by my granddaughter I found him sobbing in the corner -- wearing a DRESS! My granddaughter doesn't think children should go around half naked, not even small elf boys, so she put the dress on him to cover up his bare chest.

If you are a regular reader you might know that Flame originally had a female body and had to wait for months for Tingle to bring him a male body. After all that waiting to be a real elf boy he just couldn't bear the humiliation of wearing a dress.

I told him he was welcome to dig through my fabric stash to find something he would like for a summer t-shirt. He chose a bright and cheerful yellow and I made up his t-shirt that same afternoon.

With temperatures rising and a long summer ahead of us I thought he deserved a pair of shorts too. I randomly chopped some length off of my existing Realfee pants pattern and sewed some simple shorts.

Next time I think I'll make them a bit shorter yet. What do you think? How long should a little elf boy's shorts be anyway? Would mid knee cap be about right?


Randomfish said...

Poor Flame! He looks much more comfortable now. :)

Sweet Melodies said...

I had to chuckle at the dress part. Poor guy. Right now he looks like he is wearing capris. Maybe make him some Bermuda shorts.

Marlene said...

He does, doesn't he, Randomfish? Now he's complaining that a month later he is still wearing the same outfit. I haven't done much with my dolls in the last few months. If it wasn't for my eldest granddaughter reposing them about once per week they would not have moved!

I agree Sweet Melodies. Perhaps Tingle will get the longer ones and I'll further adapt the pattern to make Flame a shorter pair.