Happy (belated) Halloween!
Halloween with a child, means I get to go nuts creating a handmade costume. This is probably the last year I get to pick what the costume is, so I went with a scarecrow.
I didn’t really see a pattern I liked so I decided to make one myself. I’m not that skilled in pattern drafting, so I pulled a pair of pants and a hoodie to use as a pattern.
Here’s how I did it. First I turned the clothes inside out so I could see the seam line clearly. Then I traced around the pants like they were a pattern piece.
Once I had the line traced, I used a seam gauge to add the seam allowance. From there I sewed the pattern together like normal. I jut love the results.
The burlap was a PAIN to work with. But I used stay stitching to help keep the raveling to a minimum when my daughter was wearing the costume. This was the closest we came to standing still for a photo.
Did any of you make Halloween costumes this year?