Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Looking Back - Halloween

I haven't had to make costumes the last two years but thought I would share some of the costumes I have made in the past. These pictures were all taken with my film camera, so I did some scanning and adjusting in Photoshop.

This is my first-born daughter, Paige, 1987, 7 months old. I took a pink sweatsuit, added a yarn ball for the tail and sewed a felt oval on the belly!










Paige again, 1989, she wanted to be Snow White. The is the best pattern I could find, a bit of a Little Red Riding hood. She wore a white mask over her eyes, this is something she insisted on.











Now a better Snow White, Erin (2nd oldest), 1993.




Paige as Belle, 1993, 1st grade.




You guys are loving my couch and country decor, right?





Paige, Pink Power Ranger, Erin, a purple princess. The princess outfit came out of the dress-up box, my mom made tons of dress-up clothes for their Christmas the year before. The year, 1994, and I was pregnant with twins, so happy no costume sewing.



Speaking of the twins, their first year mom-made costume, 1996.


Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Meredith is Mickey (left), Kaitlyn is Minnie (right)


Paige is a 50's girl in a borrowed poodle skirt, Erin a cheerleader. The other baby is my niece.








1998, all costumes made by me. Erin is Red Spice from the Spice Girls, Paige is an Egyptian, a required 6th grade costume, the most expensive costume I have ever made (BTW). The twins, yes, same pattern but they were different. Meredith in the purple is a Fairy Godmother, she had a wand at one time, Kaitlyn is a princess.









1999, all mom-made again. Paige, Miss America, complete with sash. Erin a 50's girl, poodle skirt for her and for her Twinn doll. Kaitlyn is a bumble bee, this was a panel at Joann's, easy, easy. Meredith a witch. I made the bags, too.





2001, Paige wanted to be a genie (Think the TV show "I Dream of Jeannie) and so did 2 of her friends, "Mom, can you make their costumes?" So, three genie costumes, but wait, Erin wants to be a genie, too. That is 4 genie costumes, the girls helped and really made them with a bit of help from mom.


Paige Erin







Meredith want to be a Pioneer girl, lots of fabric yardage, I love the bonnet. This is one of the only picture it was still on.



Then the last year for costumes, 2005, I went overboard, since it was the last.
Kaitlyn a cowgirl complete with duster, skirt and vest. Meredith a pirate, cape, vest, and pants.





Thanks for going down memory lane with me. I have been doing a bit of scrapbooking and going through all my scrapbooks to get the pictures emphasizes the importance in doing my scrapbooks. I would have never remembered the details and dates and they are so important.

Now off to sew on my blouse.

6 comments:

  1. How fun to see your girls, and watching them grow up! You've got a houseful of gorgeous girls! How fun to see the costumes and get a hint as to their inspiration!

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  2. marty5:51 PM

    What a lovely trip down memory lane. I don't think I have any photos of my DD in the various costumes I made thru the years. Her first Halloween, she was a bunny rabbit. In her second Halloween she was Casper the ghost. I do remember a witch, a pumpkin outfit, the 50's girl, the gypsy, the rock star, Audrey Hepburn, and the list goes on ... This year she is Cleopatra with a store bought costume. She has dressed up every year for 19 years. Now she trick or treats for various charities.

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  3. Thanks for sharing all the costumes that you have made through the years. You did a great job! You do have a houseful of gorgeous girls!

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  4. Donna W12:44 PM

    Such wonderful memories for you and your girls. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  5. debbie5:46 PM

    I love, love, love your trip down costume memory lane. All those costumes; all those years gone by - how cute everyone looks year after year.

    I wish I had been organized to post something similar. So many years of sewing to the wee hours trying to get that "perfect" costume done.

    I think my least favorite were the Harry Potter capes - yards and yards and yards of cape fabric . . .

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  6. Such lovely pictures!

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