September 15, 2022
In the past, we have suggested some patterns for Halloween costumes, and we thought we would do this again this year. Especially since we are having a HUGE sale on some of our children's patterns which could be used to make some fun (and beautiful) costumes for little ones in your life. The sale will go for the rest of the month! Below you will find some patterns and ideas for making memorable costumes - ranging from simple to involved.
Cynthia and Victoria also made some great kids costumes that we will feature on the blog - along with some free instructions for making accessories. Check out our past suggestions here and here. As always, we expect you will use our patterns with respect. Quite a few of our patterns are from specific cultures, and it would be disrespectful to wear them as a Halloween costume.
Children's Costume Ideas:
110 Little Kittel. Make an adorable Gretel from Hansel and Gretel - add some embroidery and/or a hat/bonnet and a basket with bread crumbs to accessorize. Or use black fabric to make an easy and comfortable witch's dress.
138 Child's Drovers Coat. Make this coat in a tan canvas or heavy twill and it can be used for an outlaw costume, Western sheriff, or a cowboy costume - with cowboy hat, bandana, and boots. Add the 218 Child's Frontier Shirt for a great Western look.
208 Kinsale Cloak for Young Folks. Could be made into a Witch or Wizards cloak, Little Red Riding Hood, or Count Dracula without the hood. Also great for Harry Potter character costumes. It would also be great as a Elvish Cloak given to the Hobbits in Lord of the Rings.
213 Child's Prairie Dress and Pinafore. This one makes an adorable Little House on the Prairie look, of course - complete with the bonnet (in the pattern). But you could also make a great witch's outfit with some black fabric (and creative fabric) - check out what Victoria made in the next couple of days on the blog. You could also make a very cute Heidi or Alice in Wonderland outfit as well (blue fabric, white pinafore). Even Mary Had a Little Lamb would be great, include a wooden walking stick and a stuffed toy lamb as a prop.
218 Child's Frontier Shirt. Perfect for a Sheriff Woody costume from Toy Story or a cowboy complete with chaps, bandana, boots, and a hat. Also a great shirt for a pirate with an eye patch, felt tricorn hat, and don't forget the faux parrot attached to one shoulder. With a the right shade of green fabric, this shirt would be a great jumping off point for a Peter Pan costume. Add a green felt pointed apron-like waist wrap and some green tights and your ready to take flight. Great for a Three Musketeers costume too.
225 Childhood Dreams. Make a dress inspired by Wendy from Peter Pan. The 223 A Lady's Chemise could be inspired by Wendy as well for adults. With the right fabric, the Childhood Dreams dress could also be used to make a princess dress - think shimmery fabric, tulle, etc. Or use it to make a Clara from the Nutcracker.
256 At the Hop. For a very cute sock hop costume.
207 Kinsale Cloak. Again, perfect for characters from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, or even Little Red Riding Hood.
215 Empire's Dress. Shows like the new House of the Dragon, Bridgerton, and the new Persuasion include costumes like the Empire Dress. Dress up as your favorite character or best Jane Austin. Add an English accent to your gab and you'll fit the part.
256 At The Hop. Make a quick and easy felt circle skirt for a Grease or Happy Days themed costume complete with poodle applique, saddle shoes and bobby socks, and a cardigan sweater for a little Jitter Bug. This one could be for children too.
We've been enjoying shows like Hotel Portofino, Downton Abbey, and the Durrells in Corfu (as well as the new Downton Abbey movie). The 249 1930s Day Dress, 1920s flapper dress, 220 Garden Party Dress, 237 Tango Dress, or 233 Glamour Girl Dress would all make fun garments to wear to dress up as a character from these shows. The flapper dress and 233 Glamour Girl Dress are particularly easy and quick to sew. Grab some fun, sparkly fabric from Joanns for the flapper dress - it doesn't take a lot.