Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween Costumes 2013

Last year when I saw these costumes I knew I really wanted to  copy them for this Halloween. But  Luke had no interest in being a sheep.  I even had a homemade costume in the basement that I wore in the third grade that could pass for a sheep (I thought I was a bunny back when I was 8) but I had given up on the idea.  About a month ago I got Luke to agree to try it on and he loved it.  He is so in the moment.  It was great.  His costume just needed a little mending, hemming, and a tail.  And then I could focus on Little Bo Peep.

I thought about looking at that patterns I had already and trying to figure it out.  But I knew I didn't really have the time or energy to that.  I purchased Simplicity 2571 which was for four different Halloween costumes including Little Bo Peep.  I actually think the picture on the cover of the pattern doesn't give justice to the pattern.  It is really cute.   I should have taken better pictures of what I sewed so you can see it better.  Did I mention I don't have much time or energy right now?  The little pants have ruffles all around them.  The apron came out a little a big but I thought it was cute like that making Stela look more little.  I love the hat and it was really easy make like the rest of the pattern.  The dress didn't take too long.  The zipper came out okay.  I have a little gap at the top but it is a Halloween costume so I didn't sweat it.  I bought an unfinished cane on ebay and painted it white.  By the time this picture had been taken after lots of running and walking in the rain the bow wasn't looking so good and fallen down a bit.

Stella and Luke love their costumes.  What is also nice about both of these costumes is that I can put warm clothes on underneath them.  Halloween night can be real chilly here in Maine.  We had the Harvest Day costume parade last weekend.  They will also get to wear them to school.   I love the costumes getting worn in daylight at other times so all that sewing isn't just for one dark night.

I am looking forward to seeing more handmade costumes.  Are you sewing for Halloween?