Linkle by Crazy Crafty Haute Mama
The makers of The Legend of Zelda finally did it. They invented a legit character that is essentially a female version of Link. She looks like this and carries two crossbows and an adorable compass, but I thought to myself…what would a 5 year old Linkle dress like? Well she certainly wouldn’t have crossbows, not if she were my daughter. She would, however, probably sport the latest Hyrulian fashion and her hooded cape. So, I set to work styling my little Linkle.
Naturally, my (fiftieth) thought was a tunic dress. I used the Brownie Goose Cricket Dress as the base. With a rounded hem, keyhole closure and gathered bishop sleeves it has all the makings of a vintage-woodsy vibe. I did want to mimic Linkle’s current outfit and changed the boat neck using the Foo Foo Threads Victorian Romance Wrap Dress neckline. My machine hates button holes, have I mentioned that? The back has a cute and simple button loop closure at the keyhole.
I picked up a white cotton with an amazing white tonal design from Joann
Fabrics. I’m pretty sure this is actual fabric from Hyrule, at least, my even-geekier-than-me friend, Leslie, agreed that it was.
Unfortunately for me, it is a devil to photograph as a whole without getting washed out. As they say, the Devil is in the details and he was messing with me big time.
I asked my little warrior to show me what she was made of. I don’t know if she was distressed or confused, but she put up her dukes. All in all the dress will be making an appearance in F-winter (there is no winter in Florida) along with some leggings and boots. And who knowa, maybe mama will get little Linkle some crossbows for her 6th birthday.
Well, I hope you enojyed this post as much as the mosquitoes enjoyed my legs while taking pictures. You can see more of my projects at Crazy Crafty Haute Mama.