Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Halloween Test Run

I cannot sew.
I have only enough knowledge to get myself into trouble.
Yet, every year, I find myself thinking that I am invincible and I CAN make that pretty princess costume or (dear god) a fuzzy eyeball!
I just finished Julia's costume for this year, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.
Yes, I know I could have bought her a costume. There were tons of them at Walmart, Target and Party City, but NO!
They were not good enough. They were too shiny. They were too tacky.
So I bought a pattern, hunted down just the right gingham, dragged the sewing machine out of it's hiding place, read the Greek that they call a pattern, ignored some of it, and made my own.

It's not perfect. I faked the buttonholes. But, it is done!! and that is all that matters.



No Dorothy costume is complete without Toto and a pair of ruby slippers!


Hey! I decided to link this post up to Amylouwho's Sew and Tell Fridays, my first one!
Maybe I'll get those bathroom curtains done in time for next weeks entry.
Miracles have been known to happen.

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love it Colleen!!! Julia you make a fantastic Dorothy. I will have to take a picture of me in my dorothy costume so you can see it! *hugs* and Colleen u r underestimating yourself and your sewing maching.

Leslie said...

this looks amazing...you should talk more often you are funny...good with the words. you found a toto....where?

Colleen said...

We found toto at Macy's in the bedding department. Go figure!

And Beth...I don't think I am underestimating myself. I just assume I can do things and do it. A real seamstress would die if she saw my creations. :)

MaryMary said...

Yes-those store bought costumes are quite shiny. I love this!!! Way to go sewing queen!

Grammie/Mom said...

Hey, you did great! At least you don't have any of that Cowardly Lion in you like I do when it comes to something more than super easy. Julia, you're beautiful!!

beth said...

oooh! so cute!!! love it!!!

KQuiltyBee said...

It looks great! Sometimes acting like you know what you're doing gets you right where you want to be! Good job!

Anonymous said...

Yeah I know I'm cute.:D Julia

Lesly (aka Shadrach Meshach and Abednego) said...

Great job - she's a perfect Dorothy!

Sandra Schwab said...

Colleen, both the costume and the girl inside are super-cute!

Happy Halloween
from Germany,
Sandy

Nina...... said...

I wish I knew how to make clothing. Oh, the costumes I'd make. She is adorable. Great job!!

Rene' said...

Great costume!!! Love the ruby slippers. Your daughter is a beautiful Dorothy. You did a great job. Looking forward to seeing your curtains next week.

Catherine said...

Wow you did an amazing job for someone who says they don't know how to sew! I love Toto and the slippers! Your daughter makes the perfect Dorothy! So cute!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great job! Such a cute costume, and such a cutie wearing it too :-)