Yes some sewing moms probably start sewing Halloween costumes earlier but not me. To explain you must understand that from Sept 9 to Oct 10 three of our children have birthdays. This follows the powwow season, school shopping (books etc) and happens during a need for fall clothes. So I wait to do Halloween shopping on baby bonus day (Oct 20). Besides Fabricland's fall "buy 1meter get 2 meters free" sale starts on the 18th. So it is an 11 day rush, less if you count my sisters costume party (which I do).
So I started on sister's costume yesterday. Would have finished too but she was missing a few notions (elastic, right size zipper) and was short on trim. So I am about 30 minutes from done for her. She is being a girl pirate. Ko-Ko is being a which. She is wearing a fancy purple dress she found at Phase 2 a few years ago. We have a hat, purple and black argyle stockings, striped gloves. I an making her a black And purple skirted jacket as her cloak. Tomorrow will be SW's costume. And I have finally decided on a costume for myself. So I will be needing to head back to Fabricland. I will post pics as the costumes become completed. Unfortunately sisters costume has some finishing touches before a picture happens.
Today is also my neighbors pumpkin carving party. It is raining and cold. When we talked last week I told her how we have done that for Ko-Ko's birthday in the past and we always threw a tarp down on the living room floor and then newspaper on top of that. She is thinking of doing it in her backyard under the awning. I hope she uses my suggestion. I don't know how all those kids,Helpers and parents will fit. And I have arthritis and the idea of digging out pumpkin guts in the cold worries me. So we will see how it all goes. Have a good day all!
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