With all of my Gala Gown preparation, I did not find the time to make myself a new Halloween costume this year. But I do have a closet that contains a few costume options . . .
I decided to dress up as
Alice (the Disney version).
I made the dress about ten years ago and have not worn it since, so it was high time for a Halloween tea party!
I did not have my little guy back when I made the costume, so I spent Monday evening making him a suitable outfit. I originally thought it would be fun to dress a dog as the Cheshire Cat, but did not have the necessary supplies on hand.
Instead, I went with the Mad Hatter, and used fabric remnants from the stash.
|"Have you guessed the riddle yet?" the Hatter said, turning to Alice again. "No, I give it up," Alice replied. "What's the answer?"|
|"I haven't the slightest idea," said the Hatter.|
You may recognize the polka dots from this dress and skirt; the cotton flannel was actually used for Tino’s Scarecrow costume; and the yellow quilting cotton was used as the lining for this dress. The jacket is part of his Ricky Ricardo costume. Make Do and Mend!
Projects like this do not help me get rid of my fabric scraps – it just confirms that the tiny piece of something I do not have the heart to throw away just might come in handy at some point in the future.
And it may be a bit off topic, but what is up with all of the slut-tastic costumes out there? While braving the aisles of
for my wig, I could not help but notice that almost every costume is extremely
short and low cut. Party City
When did all of this happen?! I absolutely refuse to play along. So while I will not fit in the little girl princess costumes (although some of them are also on the risqué side - WHAT?!?), I can make my own!
Dress: Made by me, self-drafted
Pinafore: Paper White
Tino’s Jacket: Borrowed from his Ricky Ricardo costume
Tino's Hat and
Ascot: Made by me, Simplicity 2740