It is Finished

Monday October 11, 2010

When Wendy told me what she wanted to be for Halloween, I was delighted.  I also knew that this particular costume wasn’t likely to be hanging on the racks of Party City or Target and it seemed like a somewhat simple concept, so how hard could it be to do-it-myself?

I found myself at Jo-ann’s (a fabric store) with a plan to just “wing it”.  But when I wandered over to the patterns area and saw that costume patterns were marked down to .99c, I dove right in.  Lo and behold, they had the pattern I needed!  With instructions in hand, I mulled over fabric choices, then committed, got it cut and paid for.  Finally, nearly 2 hours later, I made  my way out of the store.  Of course I started this project with visions of this being a $10 deal, and of course I walked out of Joann’s $30 poorer.

This weekend I tackled the costume.  I pre-washed. I cut, I pinned, I ironed, I sweated, I swore, and I sewed.   10+ hours later, I am finally ready to show to present to you:


Mary, mother of Jesus.

Although my sewing is full of imperfections and I never want to sew a “narrow hem” again, I am thrilled with how it turned out.  Wendy loves it too, which is the icing on the cake.


3 Responses to It is Finished

  1. 1
    Renee says:

    I am impresses. Beautiful costume for a beautiful girl.

  2. 2

    i’m glad i’m not the only one who struggles with sin at the machine!

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