Thursday, October 23, 2008

Costume Patterns? I'm SET!

Its safe to say I'll never need another kid's costume pattern.

Thanks to Kris at Quilted Simple, I am the proud owner of 11 new-to-me kid's costume patterns. She was also kind enough to include some fabrics. THANKS KRIS!!

While we're on the subject of costumes, I'll give you a peek at Luke's Super Why! costume. I'm loving my coverstitch machine. Nice waistband, huh?

Too bad this is the only section that turned out well. lol! I had it looking really good but had to rip out a section because somehow I didn't measure Luke's waist accurately and it was too big. Or the elastic stretched WAY more than I had allowed for. When I went to re-stitch the section I ripped out it all went to heck. But the nasty looking part is on the inside, so I'm not going to worry about it!

Here's the leg hem. Looks pretty nice, doesn't it? It isn't perfect, but I'm not very experienced with knits yet. I'm starting to get the hang of them, though. They're kind of fun to work with.

I also cut out and traced out the next piece of the costume:

Its a girl's shirt pattern, but kid's t-shirts are interchangeable sometimes. Instead of making a one-piece costume I'm making separates because he's going to a costume party this weekend and there's a party at school and then there's trick-or-treating....and potty time can be tricky with a one-piece costume. So its separates for Luke. I don't want any accidents!

I need to get this done by Sunday because that's when Luke has a costume party to go to. Oh, the pressure! This is what Super Why! looks like for those of you who don't know who he is...

Super Why! is the guy on the right in the green and blue superman costume. Luke is so excited about his costume and I have a feeling he's going to want to wear the costume to school throughout November. He still doesn't quite get that Halloween is only one day a year!


Philigry said...

oh wow! waht a great collection! i am jealous of your sewing machine!

Shannon said...

That is awesome! I can't wait to see the finished product. Do you think you could come over and give a some sewing lessons?? I could really use it!

Jaime said...

I thinks it's looking awesome! I wouldn't have a clue about those fancy stiches! I'm excited to see the finished costume!

Good N Crazy said...

Geez. go girl. Am bummed for you about the pattern not working out. I hate patterns. They seem to be written in GREEK...

Course we could just have your nana or whatever read them, eh??

I'm so stupid.

Tracy said...

how fun - my girls would LOVE that - wow - it still may be a while before I bust out my machine though!


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