I actually had all costumes done in time with minimal stress this year. The kids’ were done plenty early.
From left to right: Werewolf, Bat, Vampire
The werewolf was done back in September and can be seen here, though I never did solve the ears-falling-back problem. The bat was finished in 2004, here. And the vampire was finished early this past week, but all I made for it was the cape. I never blogged it, but it’s just your basic homemade cape. I did do some sweet fancy decorative stitching all around it. Maybe I’ll back post it or something one day.
Mine and my husband’s were much more last minute. But even then, they came together quickly and I was happy with both. And my youngest was so impressed, that when it came time to go the party, he refused to wear his bat costume, insisting on being a “strong guy” like his dad. Thankfully we had the He-Man costume from a few years back readily available to meet his demands.
All and all, a success. It was fun to have each of us wearing something I’d made, and everyone got to be exactly what they wanted. Even when what my 2-year old wanted changed by the hour.
So now it’s time to get back to lessons and my assignment. Don’t tell, but I still haven’t even picked up the fabric yet. But I know what I want, and that’s a step, right? I’ve also been both distracted and motivated by a recent discovery in my front room. More on that later, but it turns out I’ve pretty much had one of the sweetest machines ever made just sitting, waiting five years for me to finally open it up and try it out. Last night I made this with it:
Not impressed? Well, how about from this angle
Eight layers of denim without one skipped stitch or even the slightest hesitation! If all goes as planned, the assignment I should be working on will be made, at least in part, on my grandmother’s 1938 Singer 201-2. And I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about that. I seriously dreamt about it all night and I can’t wait to share more of it with you. It’s amazing and beautiful and I’m in love.
So all of our Halloween decorations are packed back up and put away, candy has been relegated into the communal treat jar, and I have an awesome
new old toy to play with. Bring on November!