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« on: November 07, 2012 04:59:21 PM »

My then-three-year-old daughter asked to be a princess for Halloween. Yeah, reeeeeal original. So I set out to make something extra special. She picked the fabric (a lovely, medium-weight satin, and of course, only pink would do), and although it's probably the most elaborate thing I've ever sewn, it worked up fast and I had so much fun making it. There is a store-bought shirt underneath for warmth. There's also a store-bought crown; she insisted it was "the perfect one" and who was I to argue with that? Smiley The arm bands are removable, and you can see them on and off in the photos below. I did a "quick and dirty" hem, because I am hoping she will get a couple years out of it and I wanted to keep the length. My son, because he's still too little to understand Halloween and ask for anything specific, I decided would be a prince. His tunic is made in white flannel, with poly felt dagging and emblem, and a felt crown (with a little elastic on the back for comfort) -- he actually loved his costume and really enjoys wearing it. Getting pictures of him in it, well... That was a little harder.

For reference's sake, my daughter just turned 4 and she is very slight of build, and I made the standard sized 4T from the pattern. My son is 16 months and HUGE and I made a slightly shortened version of a standard 3T. For both costumes, I modified the patterns contained in Simplicity 5520.

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Thank you so much for allowing me to share my babies with you. I'm pretty proud of them, and I think the costumes didn't turn out half bad, either. Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012 05:28:42 PM »

You have good reason to be proud of these lovely children and their wonderful costumes!
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012 06:54:48 PM »

Both of the costumes are completely legit! They don't look homemade at all. Awesome job! I especially like the way the dress sleeves look with the arm bands, and those big bell sleeves are freakin' great!
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012 08:01:57 AM »

Thank you so much! Yes, after I made it I thought, "Shoot, I want one of those in my size!" Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012 08:50:21 AM »

Love that dress!! Great job on both the costumes!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012 09:25:24 AM »

Your kiddos are adorable! Great job on the costumes. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2012 02:31:26 PM »

OMG, they are adorable!
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012 09:04:34 PM »

Lovely! And what gorgeous kids. Smiley Your daughter has beautiful hair!
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012 07:44:03 AM »

Thank you, we've never cut her hair. Pain in the butt to style, but sure looks nice when it's down (for a while, anyway -- she's a pretty wild kid and it never stays nice for long).

Thanks, everyone! I can't wait to "outdo" it with next year's costumes. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012 09:11:59 AM »

Loved both the costumes!  Great job.
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2012 09:16:16 AM »

beautiful work, both costumes are lovely
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