Thursday, November 8, 2007


It was princess season at our house this year. My oldest wanted to be a "light blue princess", so we went to the clearance rack at the fabric store and she picked out this fabric. She had to try it on at every. single. stage of production and dance around in it before I could continue.

It is a cruel irony that those who rarely sew always sew Halloween costumes, and those costumes include shimmery, slick, furry, leather fabric - the hardest stuff to sew. Hannah's costume was a bear to sew. It looks prettier in the pictures than IRL. In the pictures you can't see the slight rub down the front where I accidentally sewed the zipper to the front of her dress and had to unpick it. And that dress required more gathering than all of the gathering I've done on all of my other sewing projects combined.

She made several necklaces to wear with her costume. They weren't really durable, but she had a blast making them.

Ainsley went as a frog princess. Believe it or not, her fabric was much easier to sew than her sisters. My husband says that she looks like a "frog unicorn", but I made that hat free-hand, dammit! There was no pattern, so, yeah.... maybe she does look like a frog unicorn. LOL

As an aside, country trick-or-treating sucks. I grew up in the city. My parents sent us out and we would go up and down streets until we got tired. Sometimes we had to go home and empty our buckets and head back out. But out here in the country? We went to three houses. My husband grew up this way. He's used to getting the kids all dressed up, driving for five minutes, getting them out, trick-or-treating at one house, getting them back in, driving for five more minutes..... you get the idea. Not fun. Not only that, half the houses you COULD stop at are scrooges and have their lights off. We're going into the city to trick-or-treat next year. Or having a party at our house.

1 comment:

Christy said...

The costumes look great! I made Logan's costume this year but it was just pants and a shirt, but it was that shimmery sating type material and it was no fun to sew with. I much prefer flannel. Next Halloween we'll be in the country but I think we'll drive into one of those huge suburban neighborhoods (like we live in now) to do our trick or treating.