While there wasn’t a ton of sewing going on last year, things did get serious for Halloween. Like everyone else in the world, we are big Frozen fans, and so for Halloween we wanted to be a Frozen family. Ellie already had her Elsa dress from her birthday, and Nic and I found our costumes on the interwebs. That left Will’s Kristoff costume to make. I couldn’t find any tutorials so I had to wing it. I was incredibly proud of how it came out, though–I think I found the absolute perfect trim, silk sash, and the suede fabric I used for his vest along with the fur trim (which I had to order from England) really made that vest as Kristoff-like as you could get! I also made a quilt cloak for my Anna costume, knowing that it would probably blizzard (a Halloween tradition we gratefully skipped this year). It was down to the absolute wire, so the details weren’t quite as on point as I wanted, and I couldn’t find the right woven fabric to mimic her wool so I went with flannel, but it kept me warm and was close enough.
(Will’s boots weren’t ready for our Boo at the Zoo costume debut, but we had them ready for Halloween. I couldn’t convince Ellie to carry a snowflake bag–she ADORES the classic pumpkin trick or treat bag, but Will was happy to carry the bag I attached to Olaf. Added bonus–the mittens perfectly covered the cast he’d just been put in two days earlier when he broke his arm!)