Friday, November 2, 2007


We had a great time on Halloween. Maggie and Cassie were super excited to be Tinkerbell and Sleeping Beauty 'in the long pink dress'. I was excited that Nate fit into the duck costumes that I had made for the girls!

This year:

And Halloween 2004: Maggie and Cassie with my dad:

The duck costumes were fun to make. The legs are actually a full body suit. I did them out of felt, with the sleeves the fuzzy loopy fleece. The fuzzy bodies are a 'bubble' (shoulder straps and elastic bottom) done in the fuzzy fleece, which when cut, left yellow fuzzies everywhere! The hats have both the fleece and felt, I hand stitched the eyes in black thread. The feet were a bit tricky and if I were to make them again, I would make them bigger. They are felt, with a bumpy bottom for traction. The bubble and hats were fully lined.

All in all, I am pleased with how they turned out, considering I was still a beginner sewer!


Leia said...

Nate looked so cute in that costume - and how cool that he got to re-use his SISTER's costume!!! Very cool! The girls were quite stunning in their princess attire :) Do they have a plan for next year yet? Delphina wants to coordinate with Arabella, so I'll have to put my thinking cap on.

Jeannie said...

Thanks! I am sure when he is older he will complain he wore the girls costume, but oh well...I made it and it fit! :)

Since before this Halloween, Cassie has said for 'my 5 year old Halloween I want to be Hannah Ontanna" (I am not sure why she is in love with Hannah Montanna, we have had the show own less than a handful of times.)

Maggie hasn't said. She changes her mind pretty much every day in October. We'll see.