Wednesday, October 27, 2010

what I've been sewing

Well, it's October, so my sewing for most of the month has revolved around my kid and his Halloween costume. I went online and checked out patterns and let him choose what he wanted. After a couple of years of death type costumes, he surprised me and went for something completely different - ROBIN HOOD!
Well, I  embraced it, and started with my fabric stash, where I found some fabrics and trims, then hit Fabricland to fill in what I needed (and get the pattern - an important step!) - Butterick 4574.



 We found some ancient arrows at the cottage, (I made a belt quiver out of some fleece I had) and also at the cottage, found a great stick to make a rustic bow for him as well.
Add in my own black suede boots (I have mixed feelings about letting him wear my boots - I hope the weather is on my side!), and my wide leather belt (inherited from my Mom!) and we're good. A couple of feathers also found at the cottage was the proverbial feather in his cap!
He's thrilled, as am I. i short cutted a few things - there was no way I was doing full tailoring on the shirt, nor was I making full sized body darts on the vest. I also skimped on the inside finishes - It's not like this is going to get a lot of wear, so in the name of saving time, the inside isn't a finished as I would normally make it. But it looks great, and that's what matters, especially for a Halloween costume.
I wonder what next year will bring...

9 comments:

Wannietta said...

Definitely worth a nomination for Mom of the Year!!!

Sel and Poivre said...

Halloween costumes are my favourite to sew just as you say, start with the stash, a trip or two to Fabricland, tie it all together with existing items from the house and tada!

Robin Hood's hat really makes the outfit...beautiful job!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, fabulous costume!!! Is it my size, by any chance???
Nancy

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great costume!

katrynka said...

Great costume!! I love handmade costumes, so much better than store bought!!

Anonymous said...

Seconding the nomination for Mom of the Year! Your DS is so fortunate to have a mom who goes to so much trouble to make a Halloween costume.

CatBookMom

Brenda said...

Great costume. You are definitely a multi-talented crafster

Lucky Canuck said...

That is a most smashing costume. Very excellent work. He will stand out in the sea of Lady Gagas and Princes.

KnitTech said...

NICE!!