Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Crafty Mom's Halloween Story

October 1st: "Mom, I really want to be a pink sparkly princess for Halloween. Can you make me a costume?"
"Sure honey. I am sure we can do that."

October 2nd: Start browsing pinterest for inspiration and sketching designs for an amazing pink sparkly princess dress.

October 5th: Decide on a design. It's going to be amazing!

October 7th: Find a pattern that will fit the vision with only a few minor tweaks. Buy pattern.

October 10th: Spend all day browsing fabric shops and websites trying to find the right fabric.

October 14th: Find the perfect pink sparkly fabric. And it's on sale!

October 16th: Print out 30 pages of the pdf pattern and carefully tape it all together and cut it out.

October 17th: Analyze all the changes that need to be made to the pattern to make it work perfectly. Google how to make puff sleeves. Spend all day redrafting the pattern.

October 20th: Lay out all the fabric and realize you don't quite have enough. Head back to the store to get some more.

October 22nd: Cut out all your pattern pieces.

October 25th: Start sewing all your pieces together. That one seam is really difficult so you seam-rip it three different times. Go to bed when you get too tired to make it work.

October 26th: Continue sewing costume. Admire how well it's coming together.

October 29th: Put the finishing touches on the costume - a few extra bows and baubles. Congratulate yourself on how great it looks. You're finished with two days to spare and everyone is going to love it!

October 30th: "Mom, I changed my mind. I don't want to be a pink princess anymore. I want to be a beautiful butterfly!"

1 comment:

  1. Ahahaha so very very true! Kids! They just don't know how good they have it.