Sunday, October 31, 2010

Costume Parade

My kids both wanted to be soldiers for halloween.
You might question where they came up with that idea from.
Well, they just want to be like their Daddy ;)

I made my girl's dress out of an old military blouse. 
A friend taught me how to sew this dress.  She is an awesome seamstress!  
We used this pattern {here}
I'm hopin' I'll also get to try this pattern too, some day!
The pockets on her dress come from the original pockets of the blouse and the belt was made from the wrist cuffs of the shirt.
There was enough material to make my son a "tool belt" (or candy belt) from the other pockets of the shirt.

My sister, Becka, made a homemade halloween costume too (a little black cat, I believe ;)).  I'm hoping she'll post it today, as well.

This post is linked up to the Halloween Costume Parade Party at SITS!
Check it out:


17 comments:

andreamichelle said...

Those are awesome costumes!! good job, and they are so cute!

Kristina P. said...

That is so cute! Can you make me a camo skirt?

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

CK: great costumes but, even more than the kids looking so cute, I think it is WONDERFUL that they are emulating Daddy, and that you certainly encouraged that for their outfits. May I take this time to say THANK YOU to your husband, for being part of our armed forces, and thank you to YOU and the kids too, for putting up with all that you have to, having a husband/dad being a defender for all of us! THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICES!
Best regards and thanks, and blessings too,
Gloria

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Ah, now that IS sweet! I love it! :)

Liz said...

Awww, what sweet kids!

Molly @ The Creative Maven said...

Love the dress! She can wear that year round :)

Modista Modesta said...

Those are so cute, Thank you for the pattern reference, I think I'll make my niece one from my sons old uniforms I've been saving - for who knows what. I guess this is the what.

Donna Perugini said...

Very creative! You're amazing!

Renee Ann said...

Love the little soldiers! Good luck with the SITS contest!

Papgena Made It said...

they look great!
And those outfits can be wear all year, not just in this season!
Great job!!!

Crystal Escobar said...

Oh wow, you MADE that dress? You're amazing!!! Love the costumes.

the sleepy time gal said...

i LOVE the army dress you made! i hope you hold onto that beautiful costume for years.

Erin said...

That is so great that you made those! They look so adorable!

Deila said...

Cute, great idea--the kids and you! Nice memories.

Jenn Erickson said...

Wow! Incredible costumes! So meaningful, on so many levels. That little dress is absolutely precious, and I love the tool belt you made for your son! Incredible!

What I Did Today said...

They look so great! I just think it's adorable how little kids idolize their daddies! And that dress!!! Sheesh! So stinkin' cute!

Tina said...

I was wondering if you would email me some short instructions on how you made the dress. I would love to make these for my girls. They love wearing things that remind them of Daddy and this would be great! Thanks so much!

Christina
teenytay@gmail.com

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