It’s almost Halloween! Okay, I know we’re just in September, but I’ve had the Halloween bug since July because that’s about when I began sewing custom costumes this year! Last year I made a bunch of custom costumes: Clementine, Vampire Bride, Annie and more Annie, Batman, Monkey, Bird, Dorothy, and Olivia the Pig.
I had planned on posting a call for costume orders about now, but as things turn out, I have filled my sewing schedule and even begun a little waiting list (to maintain my sanity, family relationships and sleep!) I want to make sure I have enough time to give each costume the detail they deserve, and get them shipped on time. This year, my orders aren’t quite so varied as last year…
This year I am single handedly bringing Olivia the Pig to the Halloween Masses.
I’ve been turning a pile of this:
Then finishing them all up and putting them together into this:
Luckily, I love making this costume and am not yet sick of the sassy little oinker. I think it’s a little funny that, since I don’t have girls, I don’t even own an Olivia the Pig book! And, my sister thinks it’s hilarious that this sailor dress is so popular, because Olivia actually only is wearing it on the cover of the books…she’s usually not dressed at all!
I do have a couple other fun custom orders scheduled that will be a fun change from the black, white and red-all-over. Not to mention that my two boys need costumes, too, and will most assuredly not be Olivia:)
What are YOU and YOURS going to be for Halloween?