We are kicking off #handmadehalloween! Today, post your best #tbt costume on Instagram. I know some of you have some awesome time warp finery to share. Tomorrow, on Halloween, show off your mad sewing skills. Don’t forget to tag us!
The holidays tend to stir up a frenzy of handmade goodies and sewing projects. In our house, Halloween was the event that launched the whole season! My mom was an amazing sewist and the great costume search probably started in the summer! No night-before stuff like I am (in)famous for. I remember being a little girl and sitting on the tall stool in the pattern section of Piece Goods, drooling and dreaming over the costume section of the McCall’s pattern book with my mom. After the pattern was picked out the fabric hunt was on an some sort of trim was always a must. Rick rack trim still makes me think of the 1970s.
Handmade Halloween has been a big deal with my own little boys. I am really grateful for my sewing skills when my kids come up with oddball stuff like King Tut and a Pileated Woodpecker (when a 3 year old asks specifically to be a Pileated Woodpecker he gets what he wants)!