Monday, October 24, 2011

We love Halloween!

So excited about Halloween this year! This is the first time that I was able to make costumes for both my girls. I'm going to start off by saying it's a great thing to keep old bridesmaid dresses around. Literally, I was able to cut the cost in 1/2.  Little Red Riding Hood and Purple Tooth Fairy came out better than I had hoped:)  I ended up using the skirt portion of the gowns, did a basic straight stitch while an elastic band was placed underneath. The skirt ended up being too long, so I gathered it with a sewing needle in multiple sections. Here's a closer look:
The cloak was made with a velvet bridesmaid dress that I took apart and used the lining as the framing for the hood. The Tooth Fairy costume is really a giant skirt, that has a mini satin skirt separating the top and bottom. I made two coordinating satin straps, attached them to the elastic top portion, (so that it appears to 'tie' around the neck).  Even better, as a mid-west mom- you want the costumes to be warm. My little tooth fairy gets to wear a turtle neck underneath and the cloak of red riding hood is big enough to cover a jacket! Everybody wins in the end:) Happy Trick or Treating! 

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