I gave him a haircut and then made a completely new outfit for him. The only thing I kept were the shoes, cream loafers. The pants are made from men's kimono fabric, using the trousers from these patterns. The shirt I just made up on the spot (I cheated and didn't make any sleeves). The bowtie is a piece of velvet ribbon, and the glasses are made from fine black wire twisted into shape.
Here I am looking embarrassed! The competition was judged by Pam Mawson, who is the Creative Director of the Country Women's Association Victoria, and who was actually in town to judge the cakes at the Royal Melbourne Show. I won a CWA cookbook, so I shall be whipping up scones and lamingtons in no time.