Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Craftiness

I decided to make a Halloween costume for my son this year because my mom always made ours for us when we were little. I remember how important it was to me that my mom would make my costumes from scratch and would always let me choose what I wanted to be. It's one of those things that I will never forget; I was motivated to steal hours away from other things (like laundry, dishes, or relaxing with a good book and a cup of tea at the end of the day) so that I might provide that same sense of security to little E. He might not know it now, but every step this little monkey takes is imbued with family tradition.

E. chose the pattern. We thought we might make him into a duck, so the three of us trekked to the fabric store to look for duck patterns. We were looking through the book and found the monkey pattern, as well as a very cute duck. I pulled both patterns and set them in front of E. He pointed at the monkey and laughed, and the choice was made. He's been wearing it most of today and seems pretty comfortable.

Pattern is Simplicity and I followed it pretty precisely... didn't make the feet for practical reasons, I added a dart rather than elastic on the hood, and I didn't make bands at the wrist (again, practicality).
Happy Halloween!


Rima said...

Welcome back to craft blogland! Erdene's costume is just ridiculously cute!

Maria said...

Awesome job on Erdene's costume!