Started: October 27, 2009
Finished: October 31, 2009
These two projects were made for my own children for Halloween 2009.
My daughter is dressed as a purple fairy, as one of Tinkerbell's friends
(but not Vidia even tho she also wears purple). My son is dressed up to
be like Harry Potter, although I can only claim that his wizard's robes
is not an invisibility robe, but it is sparkly. Both garments are sparkly,
as only polyester & embedded glitter can provide.
My daughter's fairy costume was made using Simplicity's pattern #2559,
a licensed character pattern for Tinkerbell and her friends. My daughter
loves Tinkerbell, but she wanted her choice of fabrics and colors, mainly
the one we used for her wings. The purple was chosen from that, and so
the fabrics ended up all purple. I mixed around the styles from the pattern
to make it uniquely hers, but it is close to what Tinkerbell is shown
wearing. The fabrics are all a glittery polyester, some with larger glitter
pieces than other fabrics. Both fabrics were a challenge to sew and iron.
Thankfully much of the garment is serged together, which made many portions
much easier to put together than using a regular sewing machine. She is
wearing the sleeveless garment over a long sleeved purple dress &
legggings that gave her layers for warmth on the cool October night.
My son's wizard robe was patterned from a loose outline of his body and
outstretched arm in a vague robe shape. This is a simple method, and directions
can be found online in various places, some even more complicated in style.
The robes are in a similar glittery polyester in black, unlined, and was
also serged together. It was cut and sewn together in one night, so there
is no dress diary entry for it. He is wearing it with his own regular
clothes and a purchased Gryffindor tie from the costume store. He really
looks like a young Harry Potter, doesn't he?