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TwinSetAndPearls Thu 07-Jul-05 15:44:02

feel a bit crass asking advice on something so trivial but any ideas for 1940s fancy dress for a three year old that can put together at home in a few days.

Have spoken to dd and she wants to be an evacuee or as she put it a girl with no mummy or daddy - not sure how I should take that! What woud she wear?

Iklboo Thu 07-Jul-05 16:07:09

Dress or skirt & jumper a size or two too big, Clarks type shoes, white knee socks, trench or duffle type coat. Hair in 'bunches' - cardboard box on a piece of string as a gas mask. I think.

PeachyClair Thu 07-Jul-05 19:52:45

I asked my rainbows to do this for Monday had no idea how difficult it would be, feel mean now!

I have suggested a grey pinafore and plaits, straw hat if poss.

KatyMac Thu 07-Jul-05 19:53:41

and a luggae label with her name and age on it

Whizzz Thu 07-Jul-05 19:54:20

And a tag with her name on !

mafalda1 Thu 07-Jul-05 20:16:17

Hi there I have just gone through the same with ds. If you have a printer you could print a copy of the original identity card that all children used when been evacuated. If you want a copy, cat me and i will send it to you, Another thing that you can do is paint a small box brown and add some string for the handles and just write the childs name on. It should not take you long to do. I did this for my ds and he won a prize for looking authenthic. Good luck.

TwinSetAndPearls Fri 08-Jul-05 11:27:18

what great ideas, was about to give up and just put her nurses outfit on!

Wil cat you mafalda for identity card.

TwinSetAndPearls Fri 08-Jul-05 17:36:38

Have been to town and bought a navy pillar box hat with a feather which matches a navy polka dot smocked dress she has already. Also managed to get a little navy suitcase to complete her evacuee outfit. Wil make luggage tag and ID card tonight.

TwinSetAndPearls Fri 08-Jul-05 18:14:00

thankyou for the email maflada1.

TwinSetAndPearls Fri 08-Jul-05 22:41:13

Right outfit complete with suitcase, dress and id card now help me choose which hat

I am torn between the blue beret and the red hat, I like the blue and white one butit is too big for her head!

Choices are here

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