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 live just north of Toronto, in a lovely little town. Urban enough, but just the right amount of small town...
Working full time outside the home as a Licensing Cordinator and Analyst, and full time inside the home with a husband and son!