I love Halloween! The last couple of years, I didn’t figure out my Halloween plans until the last minute, so my costumes were all last minute and not that great, but this year I decided to figure out my costume first and assume everything else will fall into place. I decided to go as Little Red Riding Hood, and most of my costume is made up of my own sewing projects. I’m wearing this skirt and this top, and I put together the cape and modified the wolf recently.
The cape is made from a beautiful piece of wool I found in my mom’s scrap stash. She had bought it to make a jacket, but unfortunately moths got to it. It had a bunch of holes, but it’s such a nice piece of fabric and I have pack-rat tendencies, so I asked if I could have it. Not only did my mom says I could have it, but she had the fabric cleaned for a second time just to be extra certain that it was moth-free. The body of the cape is just a circle, and after I cut that out, I had a five inch strip of fabric and the corner pieces from cutting a circle from a square. I improvised a hood from the scraps, and I think it turned out pretty nice. The fabric is slightly felted, so I didn’t bother finishing the edges or seams. It was a nice quick project. Surprisingly I managed to avoid most of the moth holes when I cut out the body of the cape. They’re mostly hiding in the hood.
I used a few more scraps of the wool to embellish the little wolf stuffed animal I bought. I gutted it and added the tongue. I wanted to get a little grim with some gore for my costume, and I think it turned out great. And I even have somewhere to wear it tonight! Halloween is the best. I hope you have a happy Halloween tonight.
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