Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Minnie Costume for Disney World!

Two years ago, we were blessed to experience Halloween at the greatest place on Earth...Disney World! I knew I wanted my daughter to be something Disney without having the exact same princess costume as every girl in the park. So, we opted for a simple DIY Minnie Mouse costume.

I made the ears and bow: just a covered headband, felt stuffed ears, and a stuffed bow in quintessential red and white polka dot fabric. The tutu is a No Sew Tutu. Google those exact words and you'll come up with plenty of tutorials and videos to help you make one of your own. Good luck on your tutu tutorials!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Tradition

I'm confidently working through my first official garment pattern by myself. I'm making my daughter's Halloween costume this year. Although I did make her a Minnie Mouse outfit a few years back, it was really simple with minimal sewing really. Patterns usual intimidate me and I usually do better with just tutorials I find in the blogosphere, but I'm really starting to see the advantages of having each piece in the shape in needs to be...less measuring. Which is great because I'm not the best with numbers :P

I am using Simplicity pattern 2327, View C.

My mom would make our Halloween costumes every year. Which thinking about it now, is pretty impressive since she had to make one for me and each of my siblings. Its coming together slowly but surely.

I still have loads of wedding entries to post, but frankly I was getting a little tired of all the wedding stuff (months of planning will do that to ya). But, rest assured they will still be sprinkled in from time to time.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Wedding: Entrance

Meet Pearl! The sweetest, most beautiful white pony I have ever met. We got to make our grand entrance to our reception with her. I never thought I would have the awesome opportunity to ride in on a pony as we were announced the new Mr. & Mrs. We figured how many other people get that chance to ride in on a pony at their reception site? The barn although, oh so hot that day, really made for a perfect atmosphere.