I hope you and your family had a very happy Halloween! Jeff is out of town on business, so I took the kids to my dad's house for trick or treating. They had a blast!
Aidan was Captain Jack Sparrow. Even though we've never seen any of the Pirates of the Carribean movies, Aidan is obsessed with him. I made his costume using clothing that I found at the thrift store plus some things we had on hand. The shirt and vest are both Irish linen (score!) and the pants were actually a pair of Junior sized capris that I took in. I loved the weave of the fabric and the vintage looking brass buttons and I thought they made excellent pirate pants.
His lovely hair is actually two wigs, with a few strands of beads that I sewed in. Check out the view from behind.
Olivia wanted to be Dorothy Gale from the Wizard of Oz. I originally purchased a McCall's pattern to make a traditional version of Dorothy's dress.
But I ended up making one with my own pattern that I designed myself. That way I didn't have to deal with a new pattern (and zippers!). Plus, with the longer sleeve length she would stay a bit more warm if it was chilly out.
Olivia is tall and skinny! I made her a size 5 dress, which is the size that I've been buying her clothes in lately, but my dress was really big on her. So, I made a little sash and tied it around her dress. Problem solved and she'll have plenty of room to grow into the dress, which means lots of dress up time for her in the future.
Of course Dorothy wouldn't be complete without Toto, right?
And those sparkly ruby red slippers....
Last year I was at Quilt Market during Halloween, so I missed trick or treating with them. They were both so excited about going this year...
but Aidan can be a bit reserved sometimes. He skipped all of the houses that had any kind of spooky decorations.
Olivia, on the other hand, is pretty fearless and had no qualms about any of the houses. Not even this spooky fun house that she and my dad walked through.
Both of them have loads and loads of candy, so I have a feeling that they'll be riding a sugar high for the next few days. Wish me luck. ;)