Is it weird that I don't really celebrate Christmas
but I do celebrate Halloween?
The only reason I like Halloween is that it is a perfect excuse to sew some costumes.
The kids would argue that the lollies are the best reason.
This year I went all out and purchased costume patterns.
My 6 year old wanted to go as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz.
I used the Simplicity 4139 pattern.
I decided to make it following the pattern exactly.
How neat is that zipper ;)
I did, however, struggle to line up the bodice at the side seams completely.
Luckily it is hidden as it is under the arms.
I found the perfect sparkly red shoes at Kmart
but unfortunately they were all too small.
I decided to have a go at making some myself.
I started with these silver shoes.
And with a little fabric glue and red glitter,
they came out like this :)
I made the Glinda costume from the same pattern for my 3.5 year old.
She thought she was going as a princess but when I told her
she was a good witch she was so upset,
so we pretended Glinda was a princess :)
I really stepped out of my comfort zone with this dress as it was
my first time sewing with taffeta and tulle.
I am reasonably happy with the result.
I am probably the most unhappy that I was unable to find the
apricot coloured fabric that Glinda's dress should have been.
And now for the best bit of all, the photo shoot ;)