Yes, I am sewing. I know, that sounds crazy, with all of the time I have on my hands ;) (actually, I am trying to sew while the girls are sleeping and Jared is at school) I've decided to make, or sew, Halloween costumes for the girls' first Halloween. Are they going to really know it's Halloween? No. Are they going to actually go trick-or-treating and eat the candy they might receive? No (although, I thought we'd take the girls in the RunAbout stroller while we treat-or-treat with Jared. That will be fun!). In any case, I thought it would be fun to do this for the girls' first Halloween :)
So I thought, and thought, and thought again about what the girls could dress up like. I thought it would be cool if I could get costumes in each of their "colors." I finally came upon a sewing pattern for a Halloween costume in which I could make one in each of their colors. See below.Can you guess which one I am going to make? Yes! The flower! Won't that be cute? To have the petals in each of their colors? I think so ;) Here is what I have done so far.
Cutting out the petalsThe pink petals for Anna's costumeHalfway there! The front, back and sleeves sewn togetherThe backThe front, with zipperThe hood, with petals attachedJust seeing how it will look on Miss Pink. Too cute! - "Mama, what in the world are you doing???"And then, here is the first one, Anna's, finishedOne down, three more to make :P Call me crazy :) The difficult parts were 1) sewing in the zipper (hey, it's been a while since I've sewn, especially sewing in a zipper!), 2) sewing the petals onto the hood and making sure they were evenly spaced and 3) sewing the elastic into the yellow trim. Other than that (oh, and the time it takes cutting out the pieces - blech!), it went pretty well.
Guess you'll have to wait till the end of October to see the other three...and then them on each baby :)
**Oh, and total cost to make all four of these costumes? $50 (not including time). When I looked for flower costumes for the girls, the average cost for one was $25. That's crazy!