I only sewed two things for Halloween this year, but it took the majority of the week and a half leading up to this past Friday to get everything finished. Sounds last minute, but I was honestly just glad not to be hurriedly sewing on Saturday afternoon to finish the girl's costume.
So what did I come up with? First was this adoraBOOle pillowcase dress I saw over at Sugar Bee.
For her costume, I figured that - since she's a super opinionated 21-month-old - this would be my last year to have a say in the costume choice. So I decided to dress her as one of my childhood favorites: Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.
I used Simplicity Pattern 4024
I think it turned out very picture-like, don't you?
The only trouble I had was in getting my STUPID basting stitch to work; the bobbin stitch was looped so huge that the gathers fell out of the neck as I stitched the band on, and I was NOT taking that neck band off to possibly have the same problem happen again. So it was a little funny looking in front, but I kind of felt like no one was going to notice but me. I love it when I'm right.
In all, a very successful Halloween sewing season. But I'm nowhere near finished yet. I have so many projects to do in the next six weeks that I wonder if I'm going to have to start taking crystal meth to finish it all. I hope not, though, because I really like my teeth.