Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My three clowns

This was much harder than I thought. I guess you can't tell a five year old, a three year old, and a two year old, to put on their Halloween costumes and hold still for a picture.

I wanted to get some pictures before the big day, just in case things get too crazy with all the candy, parades, carnivals, and such.


I used Simplicity Pattern 2787. It was pretty quick and easy to sew up, but runs really small. I made them while the kids were sleeping, which was not the best idea, because no one was able to do a fitting for me. So, now they are done, and a bit small in some area's, but they will have to do.




Anna was supposed to be a Princess (of course) so I now have mass quantities of hot pink tulle in my stash. She changed her mind when she saw the boys costumes. I had some Amy Butler fabric that I thought would be perfect (it had to be pink, you know) and there you go.
I got the wigs at Joann's, and the polka dot fabric for the boys costumes came from Joann's as well.
It is funny how having kids can make you giddy about Halloween again.

30 comments:

Jules from "The Roost" said...

They are too cute! I can't believe you whipped those up so quick! Amazing is all I can say.

Katie Jean said...

those are some of the most stylish clowns I've ever seen! too cute!

Fran said...

Adorable! I wish they could trick or treat over here.

Fran

APA said...

Absolutely, positively too cute! And Anna's...the perfect little girl "clowness." 'Tis the season!

Meagan said...

Clearly, Anna's costume fabric outdoes itself! They are so cute-who ever heard of an Amy Butler clown!?! Groundbreaking, you may have just started a new fashion trend in costumes!

Suzanne said...

Katie - Those costumes are the BEST. All are cute, but I love Anna's the best. No surprise there, huh!

Renee said...

Totally irresistable, what great costumes! They could make a Grinch love Halloween. :)

Shannon said...

So adorable! My mom made all of our costumes when we were kids. I have such great memories and our costumes were always the best!

angie said...

They are SOOOOOOOO cute!

Meredith said...

These are adorable!! My boys were clowns last year, and I couldn't look at them without getting the biggest smile. Your kids are too cute! Great job.

Steph said...

adorable, fun, fun!!

cindy said...

I love the very stylish Amy Butler clown - too cute. I am sure they will get a great response. What lucky ones to have such a clever mum.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

They look great! I know what you mean about halloween. Its a lot of fun making costumes!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Oh, and I'll bet Anna will be the only clown around with Amy Butler fabrics!!! She's one classy clown! lol!

Ebeth said...

I love to see these cutie pies! Nice work on the costumes! Can't wait to see you all next month!!!!

melissa s. said...

CUTE! Amy B would be proud, i'm sure!

Hanna said...

So cute with funny wigs!

Louise said...

Hilarious!! They are all completely adorable!

Jessica said...

Those are some great clowns you have!!!

Andrea said...

Adorable clowns!!

QuiltedSimple said...

I love the clowns! And yes, it's a fun habit to get into - making costumes. Mine are done (thank goodness) and just waiting for the big night now. Anna's is adorable with the Amy Butler fabric!
Kris

amandajean said...

they are SO cute!!! and you are done with their costumes so early! I need to get sewing!!!

a friend to knit with said...

oh! i miss the days when i made my kids costumes so badly. now all they want to do is going around the house collecting items to make their own costume. :(
those are adorable clowns, katie.

Hilary said...

Oh, that is just too cute. I love Anna's girly version!

tiennie said...

They are so adorable! If they came to my door, I might give them all my candy!

Knitterella said...

So cute!!! I look forward to the day I can make costumes for my little ones :)

lucky knitter said...

So, so adorably cute! Too cute for words really!!!!

t does wool said...

they are adorable,Katie!

Elise said...

So cute!! My mom made us a clown costume years and years ago-looks like the same pattern.
Elise

Kate said...

They look wonderful - gorgeous!