Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Costume Preview and a Winner!

Yesterday I broke my sewing machine- I think I knocked the timing off. I'm pretty positive I need to take it to the shop now BUT before I did I finished PB's Halloween costume (most of the way). On Saturday we're going to a Trunk-r-Treat at our church and we decided to dress up as a family. Jasmine is coming to make us four and we decided to be 
X-Men! 
I'm going as Storm. My husband is going as Scott/Cyclops. Jasmine is going as Rogue and guess what PB is going to be. I'll give you a hint PB is bald and she is wearing this: 

Yup, this is a small suit. She is going to be:
Professor Xavier
I'll post the pictures after Saturday.

To make her costume I used some of her existing clothing as a template.
 
Some tips for doing this:
  • Watch how the piece was constructed
  • Use a fabric pen/pencil to trace the article and then cut it a little larger for seam allowance and hems.
  • To sew sleeves. turn the sleeve and the body of the jacket inside out. Put the sleeve inside the body and pin. It took me a few minutes to figure this out
  • To sew the pants I found it easiest to sew the outside seams on both legs, then sew the pants together (the crotch and bottom), and then sew the inseam. 
I love seeing people's costumes! What are you or your kids going to be?
We also have a winner of the cute fall accessories! 


Congratulations! Please send your mailing address to waywardgirlscrafts at gmail dot com and we'll get that in the mail to you as soon as possible!

Thank you all who entered and if you didn't win but want to make some of your own fall accessories check out this post! Also stay tuned for tomorrow's giveaway. I saw what she's giving away and it's awesome!

4 comments :

Just Jaime said...

Very fun idea! Great tips too!

Tracy said...

Can you believe I have never watched the xmen!!!
So neat to have a family theme to your costumes :)
I used to make clothes from my existing clothes when I was out on my own. I would buy long skirts from yard sales and use that fabric. I was really tiny and this was perfect, cheap and fit right :)
Thanks for sharing.

Jordan McCollum said...

Cute!! Will PB be in her stroller?

Good luck getting your machine fixed.

Heather Landry said...

Whoo hoo!!! I won! Oh my gosh. Thanks so much!

Thanks as well for the awesome tips about sewing your own costumes. I may attempt that next year!

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