Halloween 2014

I’m also calling this year “The Disney Halloween” because the girls each chose to be different princesses, and Wyatt (still willing to be put in a costume of my choosing) will be a perfect prince. Introducing,

Belle, from Beauty and the Beast (aka Alyssa)

018The princess who loves to read…

019Snow White, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (aka Kylie)

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Watch out for that apple, my dear!

015And Prince Charming, from Cinderella (aka Wyatt)

336I did sew all three costumes again this year. I did not buy any patterns specifically for these costumes. For the girls’ dresses I used the bodice from their frontier dresses I made earlier this year, both with modifications to the sleeves and neckline.

For Alyssa’s full Belle skirt I wanted 8 bands of elastic going down, roughly 8 1/2 inches apart, so that is how I calculated my width, and for the length I just measured the length on her that I wanted, cut my bands of elastic to match and then stretched them as tight as possible and measured that. That gave me the length of the skirt to cut. I am still going to search around for a headband I like better for Kylie’s costume and then make the red bow to match. For Kylie’s sleeves I used this tutorial, and I used this one for Wyatt’s. His buttons on his jacket are real working buttons, but the belt and top collar are secured with velcro.

Finally, Russell and I will be joining in the theme and going as two of the seven dwarfs. Russell will be wearing a shirt with the name “Sleepy” and mine will say “Grumpy”. Pretty fitting for our family I think šŸ˜‰

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The Stash

Many of you have figured out by now that I enjoy playing around with my sewing machine. You might have also realized that I am passionate about cloth diapering our kids. So you can imagine my joy when I recently discovered a company called Babyville Boutique that makes PUL (polyurethane laminate) fabric, coordinating snaps, hook and loop tape, and FOE (fold over elastic) for creating cloth diapers, covers and other baby essentials.

So, needless to say, my little mama hands have been hard at work creating a few new covers for both the girls, and for our little Sprout on the way. Check out what I made the girls first.

modeling... the best I can get

 

And for my little owl lovers…

And here is what Sprout has waiting for him/her (so far!):

Frogs and Turtles

Ducks

Monkeys

And for Daddy’s little Baylor Bear Cub…

The line up

I am having so much fun! And now I can’t wait to see if Sprout will be needing blue or pink covers to go with the ones I have made already.

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