Tuesday 28 October 2014

Halloween Madness

As frequent readers of my blog know - Halloween is a little nuts in my house. Eric LOVES it. We usually do a costume for my nephew but this year, my niece wanted one too. Like every 9 year old girl this year, she wanted to be Elsa from the terrible movie Frozen. We tried to order a costume online but after jerking us around for a few weeks, we found that the company we had ordered from didn't even make them in her size. So, in desperation, I decided to make it myself. Luckily, McCalls has a pattern with this awkward kid on the front.
I'm probably never going to make a dress again. It turned out fine but these fabrics are hell to work with. I don't know if the sizes run really big or if I am just terrible at this but the end result was a little baggy on the kid.

It's fine as she's probably going to want to wear it for every event for the next 3 years and I don't want her to look too skanky. All she needs now is a blonde wig...and based on current temperatures maybe a white jacket to wear under it.

Here's Liv not helping. She went through my scraps and randomly sewed them together. Then asked me to finish her mess into the ugliest pillow ever. Needless to say, I have not found time to do that.

I did have time to finish this cute Chevron quilt for a housewarming gift. Only 5 months late!


  1. The dress looks great. It won't be baggy once she puts a coat on under it...it's been pretty cold out lately. And love the chevron!

  2. you crack me up. That kid is truly awkward looking, and I don't think your niece looks skanky at all. Perfectly respectable! Excellent Chevron-ing

  3. Greetings from Cape Breton. Happy Blogathon Day!

  4. Hello from New Glasgow! The Frozen costume must have been a huge hit! Love the colours in the chevron quilt - and went down to the JetSet Radio quilt - LOVE the quilting on it! This blog hop is great - I'm seeing inspiring projects everywhere I visit.

  5. Hi, I'm a first time Blog Hopper hopping around Canada. I really like your chevron quilt and the back is great too. Better late than never. I'm sure they loved it.

  6. guess what my 5 year old daughter asked Santa to bring her this year... Yup, you guessed it. And guess who Santa asked for help with the DIY project... Yup, you guessed it too. Your blog post kind of scarred me, even before I was asked to make an Elsa dress. Now I know why I was trying to ignore it...