I’m a little late – but I can’t resist posting about the kids costumes this year. I love Halloween. My mother used to make me the most fantastic costumes – Angels, Devils, mice, clowns, punk rock – always unique and exactly what I wanted. So, since the girls were born, I’ve always looked forward to making their costumes.
Of course, for the first several years of their lives, my mom made them – and from 3,000 miles away – she always got the size and fit perfect. She loves making costumes too! Then, as the girls got bigger, we split the work. She would make one and I would make the other. It was a fun ritual for us to share on opposite sides of the country – sewing for the girls we both love and adore. Last year was the first year I was on my own. Mom had rotator cup surgery and wasn’t able to sew. This year, she’s slowed down a bit – and sewing doesn’t happen as much for her. But, I think she would be proud of how I represented!
The Mad Hatter jacket is from an old BurdaStyle magazine. I cut a size 140 and it worked perfectly! The Totoro costume is McCalls 6106. I shortened the legs quite a bit and omitted the leg and arm cuffs. She loved it!!
So, there you have it! On to Thanksgiving!