Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Follow the Yellow Brick Road . . .

I finally made my 6 year old daughter's Dorothy Halloween costume! I was spurred on by my daughter's dramatic statements of, "But you HAVE to finish it by Sunday afternoon because I have Maya's costume party to go to!"

It took way longer than I thought it would, 2 extra trips to the fabric store, part of the pattern instructions I never did understand but just made up my own step, and as always, there was lots of use of my seam ripper for undoing mistakes, BUT I'm really happy with how it turned out! And it was my 2nd project where I sewed in a zipper and it turned out much better than my 1st zipper (which did in fact zip up and down but had some minor cosmetic issues), so progress!

Then after all my blood, sweat and tears to create the dress (no idea where my 6 year old gets her drama, by the way), exactly 45 seconds into the party the kids were painting pumpkins and my daughter got black glitter paint on her dress! Very thankfully it came out easily!

Oh, and I made the hem extra wide so I can let it out for future years. She's going to be Dorothy for the next 10 Halloweens or until she can talk her little sister into taking over the costume!

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  1. Hahaha!!! (at the intention of having her be Dorothy indefinitely)

    One of my goals (after the Halloween drama from my 5 year old BOY) is to learn how to make costumes. My mom bought me a sewing machine after she helped me make a quilt for my aunt. The problem is, every time she left the room, something would go wrong.

    And she lives an hour away.
    I am scared!!!
    How are you learning??

  2. Wow! That is a great costume! Learning how to use my sewing machine is on my list - my very long list :)

  3. That turned out awesome! She is the CUTEST Dorothy. And I love that you planned ahead to have her wear that costume for many years to come... ;)

    Vibrant - and Goofy - Fall

  4. Wow I so very much wish I could sew. I have aspirations but no time. You rock!


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