This year Halloween is filled with lots of firsts and lasts at our house. Isaac is 4 and so terribly excited for his “first real Halloween class party” and the oldest so graciously informed me that he didn’t want a costume this year.
My kids are at such different stages of life……but I am bound and determined to enjoy this Halloween with each of those different kids at each of their stages. It’s all so different for each of them. The youngest can’t wait to march in his own Halloween parade. He is so filled with wonderment at the thought of “all the kids seeing his costume” . I will share his costume on Friday (he’s going old school Nintendo thanks to Dad and his “big bro” –that’s what he calls him), Hannie is just excited for all the parties (that girl is a social-butterfly) and the oldest is “only going trick or treating for the candy.” It’s the world of growing up, I guess.
But back to Hannie’s costume…..she decided this year she wanted a Disney’s Jane costume from the Tarzan movie. I literally sewed the whole thing up in about 6 hours—so my back zipper doesn’t look so hot—but I keep telling myself it is for one day (and I am just not going to look at the back too much 😉
The bodice of the dress is our basic bodice pattern and then the sleeves, collar were drafted based on a picture of Jane that I found. The skirt is actually two skirts—one under skirt that is over 3 yards tightly gathered to make it full and the over skirt was draped on top. I did buy a hoop skirt to go under it to poof the whole thing out and I think it turned out pretty okay for 6 hours of sewing 😉
The tie is actually some satin ribbon that I had on hand and is the same as on the safari hat that I ordered online. We had the gloves in the dress up box and although she thinks she needs a yellow parasol—I think we did a pretty good job as a Jane-look-alike.
Does it look too much like Belle? (She’s worried.)