Wednesday, November 4, 2009

All Saints Day parade

Halloween is over and it is time for All Saints Day at school this week. St. Michael is the protector of heavenly armies and policeman. His teacher did not want us to spend money on costumes.. I think I did pretty well- my goal was to spend $5 or less. I bought these new flip flops for 50 cents at the Goodwill- spray painted them gold. Wings are coat hanger wire with a nylon stocking on them spray painted gold $1. Leather skirt is left over pleather from Halloween costume. White skirt is 1/2 yd of white cotton from stash. Silver armour shirt was an adult running shirt for 99 cents from the Goodwill that I cut up to make this shirt and added pleather shoulder strips to look like shoulder armour. Gold taffeta sash was a half yd on clearance with a coupon for $1.79 at Joanns. Ribbon on sandals was $1.99 for a whole roll. He has as sword and a little justice scales he will carry too.

Here is the look we were going for...

Our costume turned out like this..

I sewed a little eye hook to the back of the shirt to hold up the wings but realized I sewed the opposite piece to the wrong side of the wings! whoops- easy fix though.

Some Halloween sewing just in the nick of time for trick or treating!

Well it has been a long time since I made a blog entry! We struggled through a round with the nasty H1N1 flu bug and we seem to be on the mend now. I barely managed to get these Halloween costumes sewn up in time for trick or treating. Michael is Obi Wan from Star Wars and Daniel is Ash Ketchum- master Pokemon trainer.

A huge shoutout to Kellie, a fellow sewingmama for sending me the pattern for this really hard to find Star Wars costume. And she wouldn't let me even pay for postage! Thanks Kellie!


Here is my son in his Obi Wan outfit... I made a few mistakes, but he didn't seem to care. It is a little big and the shoulder armour moves around a little bit. I added some pleather to the waist band for a faux belt with a pleather velcro wrapper to hold his saber and made some pleather boot covers too. The dickey came out a little short but it is hidden under the tunic. His pants are Kwik Sew for children.

On the right is my son who is Ash Ketchum- master Pokemon trainer. My husband did his hat for me. I used a Kwik Sew campshirt and modified it a little to make it look like Ash. And of course a little backpack to carry Pikachu along... The middle kid is my nephew in his TMNT costume.