October!

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I’m truly smitten with October and everything this great season called fall has to offer. The fairs and festivals, outdoor fires, and of course all that comfort food, who could forget that! Of course my ultimate favorite is sewing fall clothing for my littles’. It is always hard to sew just one outfit, after you sew one then your head starts spinning and new ideas start to form – hence, multiple outfits appear! I love the colors of fall and how they could be put into clothing. OOOOOOOHHHHHHH, I love orange and black together and I just adore the old vintage costumes. Wasn’t Halloween fun back in the day, we went to a Five and Dime store and picked out a box costume with a plastic mask? I will admit costumes were a little bit simpler then they are now, and they cost a whole lot less back in the day. I better stop reminiscing and get back to the present, even though it is fun to remember those special moments and days that bring back such sweet nostalgia. Hopefully my sweet littles’ will always have fond memories of the clothes that their Mimi made for them, which by the way I enjoy doing.

   october 2013 041    october 2013 049Sorry that these pictures are so blurry, but I can’t seem to adjust the settings for them. I made them apple picking dresses but they ended up being “fair dresses” since their Momma and Daddy already took them apple picking. I made them shirts with an appliqued apple on them and that’s what they wore apple picking. Everyone knows that you need clothes with apples on them to be able to pick apples!

oct 2013 037My  favorites again, chevron, polka-dots, and banners at the bottom of the dress. I bought this material from Jo-anne Fabrics and I want to go back and buy some more. Remember a good fabric is like fine wine it never goes bad, so always have more of both on hand! I appliqued the haunted castle along with the tree and pumpkins on the apron. I’m not real impressed with my tree but it will do.

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I made the dress from McCalls 6387, I know that I use this pattern a lot but it is such a sweet dress and you could do so much with the apron.

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Another orange and black outfit, same pattern, McCall’s 6387, but I just looooovvvee the aprons that I appliqued. The cat and pumpkin are suppose to look vintage.  I made pants with these outfits, they are made out of a knit. I won’t lie and say that I liked working with the material, because I didn’t. I don’t know if it was to thin or maybe I didn’t have the right needle but it just seemed a little slippery this time.

october 2013 143Last but surely not least, our sweet little boy Julian, whom we so affectionately call Juju. He is growing so fast and often gets lost in all the commotion with his two older sisters.

oct 2013 048From my littles’ to yours, Happy Halloween!

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