It’s that time of year again, Halloween. I love Halloween. I like to go to thrift stores and vintage clothing stores to find inspiration. I will often times refashion something but rarely make a costume from scratch. If you are looking for easy costumes for kids and adults here are some suggestions and be sure to check out the latest issue of Sew News. We’ve got 24 tips for sewing with specialty fabrics often used in Halloween costumes. If you can’t find Sew News in your area head to shopsewitall.com to purchase current and back issues.
Find a free instructions to make a Halloween inspired table cover, perfect for a spooky party.
Be sure to find out what’s in store for Free Stuff Friday at the end of this post!
Here’s some costumes from iVillage.com. They’re hilarious and pretty ingenious.
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Still not sure what to make. Here is Parenting.com with over 30 easy, fun and creative costumes for kids. Check out a few below. I love Tornado Boy/Girl and any nod to the 80′s is always fun.
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All are easily adaptable for the adult crowd.
For Free Stuff Friday check out the Halloween costumes designed by Andrea Schewe! And, be sure to check out Andrea’s blog. She was lucky enough to visit the fabric district in Singapore. AND, you’ve got to see her vision of the Black Swan costume. Beautiful. Andrea’s Blog.
Four lucky commentators will win one pattern. Answer the question below to be entered to win.
What was your favorite costume as a kid during Halloween? Or, what was a memorable Halloween costume that you’ve always wanted to make or purchase.
And, let me know if you would prefer adult costume or the child’s.
I have two adult patterns to give away of the following:
And, one each of the child patterns. Love this pattern because it is so versatile.
Plus, the winner for last week giveaway is Jill TK! Yea! Please send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get this out to you.