October 4, 2011This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Halloween Costume Edition
By Betty Crafter
It’s October and you know what that means…time to frantically obsess over what Little Betty should be for Halloween! Last year she was a little lady gnome in a hat I knitted and a dress I sewed. My theory as she starts to get older and choose her own costume is that she can be whatever she wants as long as I get to make the costume. No plastic costumes! But this year when I asked her what she wanted to be, she said candy (little cutie is just starting to get the Halloween idea!). So I decided I can choose her costume for one more year. I have 2 vintage costume patterns I thought could work, even though they’re a size too big:
50s cowgirl or Holly Hobbie? Oh the torture! Two very good options. I ultimately decided to go with the cowgirl for a couple reasons. One, she’s already got vintage boots and hat:
Two, I’ve been hoarding this lovely old pink barkcloth pillow cover in a western print:
Really, what other choice did I have, amiright? Since I don’t have much of the barkcloth I thought I’d use it for the yoke and sleeve cuffs on view 2. So off Little Betty and I went to the craft store for coordinating fabric and some pearl snaps. I do it right, y’all.
The blue cotton with brown dots is for the rest of the shirt, and the tan corduroy is for the skirt and bolero. Little Betty personally picked out the paradise pink for the bias trim – nice job Little Betty! Not bad at all for a 2 year old! The contrasting top stitching on the corduroy will be in the same pink.
So, I know this is a bit of a tease, but you’ll just have to stay tuned to see the progress on her costume! This is going to be quite the undertaking I think…
What were your favorite Halloween costumes from your childhood?