Friday, 16 October 2015

It's Halloween 2015 - Little Witches

 I asked the kids what they wanted to dress up for Halloween this year.
My 7 year old told me that she wanted to go as a sailor, something like this
but she changed her mind when my 4 year old said she wanted to be a witch.

"Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, 
    Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing"

"Double, double toil and trouble; 
Fire burn, and caldron bubble"

I used the same pattern I used for last years Halloween costume,
instead using version B, the wicked witch, from Simplicity 4139

They both decided on the colour they wanted.
It was a pity that the purple stockings weren't as bright as the orange ones,
but they still look ok.

The dress closes with a zip in the back and it has a removable peplum belt.

I thought this outfit would be great to keep the girls warm during trick or treating 
but we are having a very warm Spring that they were melting during the photo shoot.

Lets hope Halloween night is a little cooler.

I was very pleased with my fabric purchase for these costumes.
I found a bulk buy on ebay and I was worried that the fabric would not 
be suitable for costume use, but it turned out ideal and very economical. 
I even had enough to make my boy a costume out of it (blog post here

Although I can sew pretty well, it turns out that I am rubbish at applying make up.
My poor little girl look like she has a couple of black eyes, haha.

Happy Halloween everyone!