T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Costume Preview...

Knowing I would be too busy with school to make the kids their Halloween costumes, I opted to finish the the last week before I started back at school. It was a bit of a race to get them done but complete they are and I have to say I am very pleased with the end results.


Bebe Sister, at the request of her dad, is going to be a medieval princess. Not feeling like I could tackle this on my own without a pattern, I did hit the fabric store and find a pattern. It called for satin and tulle. If you are a sewer or have never sewn anything with either of these, then you can appreciate how tough this project was. Satin un-wravels like crazy and tulle just won't hold its shape long enough to do what you want it to do. There were a lot of sighs and deep breaths during this project but in the end, it was a success. 

I estimate this project took about 20 hours total to finish complete. Just cutting the pattern and the fabric took 3 hours. Lots of little pieces. Had I seen this cool Snow White dress tutorial, I probably would not have undertaken such a task and gone with a simple Snow White dress. In the end, I am glad I did this. It really stretched my sewing abilities allowing me to learn and grow as a seamstress. Plus, now I have the "to die for cute" costume. I suspect this will be used for dress-up for many months following Halloween.






T Rex's costume was quite a bit easier. He's a medieval wizard. It took only about 3 hours to complete and there are three separate pieces. Basically a pair of toddler pants, the hat, and the cape. He was particularly excited to try on the cape. I found him standing on his bathroom counter top modeling it. Initially he wanted to be Lightning McQueen but I really did not want to paint a box red and hang it onto him. When we suggested the wizard costume he eagerly agreed. He's still pretty excited about it. Poor dear, Halloween is still over a month away. But again, another costume the kids will have a great time pretending with long past it's initial use.







I just know the dress up bin in the play room is only going to continue to grow. It warms my heart the kids enjoy playing dress up and wearing costumes. I think it's good for the imagination. 


Do you have a costume bin for your kids? Or have enjoyed playing dress up either as a kid or adult? (T Rex Dad and I still cannot resist a good costume party or dinner.)

9 comments:

Erin said...

Oh how adorable!! They look so cute!

Rey said...

You did awesome as usual! You are always good with the details! They look adorable!

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

That princess dress is GORGEOUS! What a fantastic job! And TRex looks so adorable too! Tooooo cute!

(I just posted baby's costume which I will warn you I did NOT make...lol)

Kim said...

WOW!!! I love the medieval princess costume too. I can't say it enough. You impress the heck out of me.

Tat said...

Wow, your costumes are amazing!

Jenners said...

Wow!! They are both amazing … but Bebe Sister's is really something else! What little girl wouldn't love this? I'm sure it will get worn until it falls apart or she grows out of it! Well done. You are an amazing mom!

Charis's Mum said...

I LOVE the costumes!!! My mum sewed costumes for us growing up. I remember she gave me a ballerina costume for my 4th birthday. I also need to rescue the dog costume from my mother who was wanting to throw it away. Thankfully, my dad had the mind to say, "Maybe Sarah will want it." I like the blue fabric for T Rex's costume.

septembermom said...

YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND!!! Super creative and adorable :) I love them both and your kids look great!

Caitlin said...

SOOOO cute!

I am super impressed! Especially that you made the awesome princess hat?!!

They look comfy too which is hard to find in store- bought costumes!

Well done!