I realize that it’s September 26th, not November 26th, but Christmas season has started at the Voigt home. The reason it’s starting so early is that since we are on a budget, I’m making more gifts than I plan on buying.
Luckily, the gifts I started making today are for two adorable little boys that can’t read.
That’s right, Kellen and Palmer are getting super hero costumes. I spent a several hours over the past few weeks looking for ideas, patterns, and ideas on how to make this. This morning, I figured out exactly how I was going to do it and how much fabric I was going to need. After TWO hours at JoAnn’s today, I finally got it all ready. The boys are getting a Batman, Superman, and custom super Kellen and super Palmer costumes. They will have a front and a cape. But there will be more details as I start to actually work on them.
I had also picked up some fabric for skirts from a design I found on JoAnn’s website that seemed super simply. You can find the pattern here. I got a nice chambray fabric with a silver, sparkly waistband. An orange/black stipe fabric for my work Halloween costume. We are having a Halloween potluck in October where costumes are encouraged, but it’s also the day I teach two classes. I figured I could just make a fun skirt, wear some black kooky tights and boots. Hopefully it won’t be 100 degrees by then.
One of the things I did today that I normally forget to do is actually wash, dry, and iron the fabric before I used it. I even took a picture for evidence. This one is for you Mom 🙂
Overall, the pattern was pretty easy to follow and gives you the option of making it whatever length you wanted. Once I had it made without the hem, I decided I liked it long. The one thing I know I need to fix for next time is I didn’t make the waistband tight enough, so it doesn’t quite fit tightly up high, but that’s ok. Then I can eat in it 🙂
I think this is one of my best apparel items I’ve made without my Grandma’s supervision. I’m excited to be able to wear it to work this week.