Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I think I am back from my break. Well I am posting today but I still have to figure out a way to balance everything. I think I just want to accomplish far more than is possible in one day and have to accept that I can't do it all. I really enjoy having a little blog so that I can connect with other crafty people. I'll keep trying. Enough about that and onto the costumes.
I love love love making Halloween costumes. I am so happy I know how to sew so that I can make the kind of costumes that I want to. October is really a dream come true for me.
Tinkerbell was inspired from this costume. Mine is no where near as awesome but Stella and I still love it. I used the Oliver and S Fairytale dress pattern like the one from the Queen of the Flies blog. I bought some polyester satin from Joanns. The seams don't lie real flat but it was fine for a costume. I kind of winged it making the apron using some polyester organza also from Joanns. The wings were made with this tutorial from Make It and Love It. I cased the elastic with the same fabric as the dress so it wouldn't show.
I followed this tutorial from Make It and Love It for Peter Pan's shirt, knife, and belt. It was easy and I love how it came out. For the leggings I used the Oliver and S Playtime leggings pattern. It was easy though it didn't come out perfect since it was my first time sewing knits. Again I thought it was good enough for a Halloween costume. I used this pattern for the hat.
On Saturday was the Halloween costume parade at the Harvest Festival in my town. I think Halloween costume parades were created by moms who make their kids' costumes and want them to be worn more than once and in the daytime. We had a great time though Stella kept deciding to kneel in the middle street while walking.
Is it bad that I am already planning next year's costumes?