Mom and I before we started the pattern
Jackson taking his own measurements
Just call me Betsy Ross...or just plain CRAZY!
I have decided to "make" Jackson's Halloween costume this year.
I have great memories of my Mom making my Halloween costumes each year. My favorite costume was the poodle skirt and matching shirt...along with a matching outfit for my poodle, Midnight! Midnight and I won the Costume contest that year in Chesterfield. Thanks, Mom!
I want Jackson to have great memories like this too. So, I decided it was only right that I start learning how to sew and creating great costumes just like my Mom once did. So perhaps my Mom was a Home-economics teacher - and I'm not. But I took Home-economics and sewed a pillow once. Does that count?
So the project has started. I bought fabric and a pattern. My Mom came over (Thanks, Mom) to show me how to cut out the pattern. I expected that part to be the easiest... Let's just say I'm a little concerned about how the rest of this project is going to go. But I'm not going to give up - or change my mind.
If Jackson shows up on your door-step with his trick-or-treat bag - please give him candy no matter what. It isn't his fault his Mom isn't Martha Stewart....
Note: My sister, Michelle, tells me that there are two types of kids who wear home-made costumes: 1. Kids whose Mom's can sew and 2. Kids who look stupid. Let's hope Jackson will fall into category #1.
I will post pictures of the final product after Jackson gets to trick-or-treat with many of you. :)