Time to Sew for Halloween!
Maybe you missed the end of September, but it’s October now. And that means only one thing: Halloween! There’s plenty of time between now and Oct. 31 to whip up a fun costume for the neighborhood Halloween party, for trick or treating with your kids, or for just distributing candy at your front door.
Halloween provides a wonderful a chance to see kids express their make-believe wishes and creativity and watch little ones decked out as princesses, ninjas, and jungle cats toddle up to a door and mumble those magic words that make candy appear. It's a fun time for grown-ups who like to play dress-up, too. And it seems like every year the costume pattern selections at the major pattern companies gets better and better—for kids and adults, both. Just check out a few of the great costume patterns above from Simplicity, McCall’s, and Butterick.
But what if there’s no pattern for the costume of your (or your kid’s) dreams? Odds are, readers of this blog will make a trip to the fabric store, whip out their design tools, and get sewing anyway.
What are your costume-sewing plans for this Halloween? Are you making something for yourself or someone else? Are you working from a commercial pattern or designing something from scratch?