In any event, I have a lot of stuff to catch you all up on, and I have to sit down and carve out some time -- and upload some pictures -- and included in that, of course, is all our Halloween scoop!
But in the meantime, I wanted to pause, take a deep breath, and share CAM's costume.
Keep in mind that I made it without any plans or pattern. On October 30. When I should have been in bed. Also, in related news: I want a serger for Christmas, if you feel like shopping for me. (Hint, hint. Also a steamer. My beloved steamer died a terrible death a few months ago. We didn't buy a new one because it would have been "one more thing to move," but I miss it terribly.)
Okay, so who cares. I know, I know. I'm with you. I still want the serger and steamer, though. But I know that's not why you're here. So, here's the scoop:
Tuesdays are baton days. CAM and I go over to Bates for her lesson and about half the time we stop at Taco Bell/KFC for a yummy-unhealthy-but-so-good-and-not-to-be-undervalued-fast dinner on our way home. This Tuesday was no exception, except that I had yet to sew a single stitch on our costumes. So, after dinner the kids went promptly to bed. (No, really. Monday night had been a late one so they didn't even fight me on the early bedtime. It's the small blessings, right?!) Shortly after 7:00 pm I was able to start planning, cutting, and sewing.
By 8:30-ish I had the bodice cut and pinned and one of these ready (and also realized I had not purchased enough of the lace to cuff the sleeves. Whoops. Such are the perils of last-minute late-night sewing! I will fix that this weekend.):
By 11, I had this:
|Not bad for making it up as I went along, right? I would totally change some stuff next time, but I don't think it's half bad!|
Of course, I was wiiiide awake at 11 -- and I still had three costumes to make (albeit much, MUCH simpler ones). But my alarm goes off at 5:20. So I called it a night. I'll write more about the other costumes in another post.
In the meantime, here's our little Merida.
|This was completely spontaneous. I promise.|
|This one, on the other hand, was supposedly posed.|