Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Boys Grass...





Here's a Grass outfit I made for my 1 year old son. I wanted a Navajo design, as well as some Pueblo influences representing our Navajo and Tewa side...I think it turned out great:) My son loved all the attention he got in the tiny tot division of the Pow Wow:) I made it pretty simple so it would be comfortable and cool enough for him. I also made beaded moccasins to match...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Fancy Dance...

This is a Fancy Shawl Outfit I made for my 3 year old little girl. She always wants to participate in the Pow Wows, and I thought it was finally time to make her very own Fancy outfit. The Fancy Dance is a very popular dance and is one of my favorites to watch at the Pow Wow. I was taught that this dance depicts the movements of a butterfly...so I thought a butterfly was fitting for the theme of the outfit!







The Vest/Cape ties in the back allowing for longer wear even as she grows. This outfit is mostly made out of a satin-type of fabric. I think the sheen is great for Pow wows. Her shawl has a cute glitter on it. All designs were applied using appliqué and then machine-stitched on.







Check out some of her "fancy" footwork! I'm currently working on making some Beaded Moccasins to match...