Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween Costumes part 1

  I made my very own Patchwork Cloak.  This is my Halloween Costume this year.  Sorry, Pics aren't the best.  This took me a week to sew it all together.  Took me about a month to cut all the squares. I did the dogs costume about a month or two ago.  That one only took me a day to cut and sew.  I still have to make my husbands cape. We are modern day Gleemen.  If you don't know what a Gleeeman is read the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.  My husband read the series and got the idea.  I made my cloak for under 30 bucks.  You can buy similar coats for any amount....the most expensive I have found was in the $500 range.....I have not found one under $75.  This was made with absolutely no pattern.  I took my measurements....even those were used loosely.  I kept having to add and subtract squares as I was sewing.  For the sleeves I had to add a whole section to each to get  the shape I wanted.  I also used an old sweatshirt to mark the size of the sleeve whole I needed. It was a little big so I took in the shoulders a tiny bit to compensate. It was fairly easy to make.  Once all the squares were sewn together it took maybe 2.5 days to sew it all together.  It was fun and easy.  I lined the whole thing with plain black cotton fabric. I can't wait to finish Lee's and post pictures of all of us in our costumes. 

Sophie in all her glory modeling for the camera!!!

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