I can't get myself to spend the insane $$$ they want for the good quality ones. So I am left with one option. Make them myself.
Thankfully I had a grandmother and mother who both sewed so I was taught well from a young age.
Although I made her five costumes for Christmas, she has still been asking for more characters.
Hence, the arrival of Merida.
I used a McCall's pattern but made some simple alterations to the sleeve and a little less gather in the skirt to make it the Merida style.
I surged this seems so they would be stronger and I did not use the zipper in the back, instead I used a simple Velcro tab for easy on and off during dress up play.