One of the main reasons why I started to sew, was back when I was pregnant. I wanted to learn to sew, so that one day I would be able to sew my children their Halloween costumes. I started off sewing for myself, and have been hooked ever since. I have tried a couple baby shirts that I found online for free, but the neckbands of those shirts didn’t turn out so well (they were way to small to fit over her head). So I’ve decided to hold off on sewing for my little one until she is a little older, until now.
I have been so excited to sew a Halloween costume for her for quite some time now. But of course, it didn’t plan out the way I thought it was going to. I have been so ill these last couple of weeks that my sewing has really slowed right now, causing me a little bit of stress with this Halloween project. Also, I was working with satin and organza, which are both slippery fabrics to work with. I decided to use my Brother sewing machine as I have a walking foot for that machine – I still need a walking foot for my Singer machine. Half way through working on the wings, my walking foot started acting up. It kept jumping as I was sewing. I read the manual and it said to reinstall the walking foot as it probably was not attached properly. I did that a total of 5 times. The next step said to take the machine in to get serviced, which I might do in the future. So I continued to sew these fabrics without the walking foot, going slow and using lots of pins.
I had put a lot of pressure on myself as I wanted this costume to be perfect. In reality, I have never sewn anything that was absolutely perfect. But it was for my daughter, so my expectations of my sewing were high. It was my first time sewing with satin and organza fabrics as well.
This is McCalls 4887 view C. I decided to make only the top portion of the vest, because I didn’t want to take away from the layered detail in the skirt.
Overall, I’m really proud of this make, it’s not my neatest make (slippery fabrics are frustrating to work with) but it is another make that is made with lots of love. I hope she loves the costume!
Thanks for the taking the time to read about my experience sewing my first Halloween costume for my daughter!
Happy Halloween Everyone!
PS. I will post an updated photo of her wearing the costume once Halloween is over.
“When I close my eyes I see you; when I open my eyes I miss you.” — Author Unknown