I was so disorganized for this project. I spent two hours of looking for my jumpers to upcycle, the brooch and the red satin I planned to bind the jersey edge with and racking my brains. Finally just got it together in time to sew this afternoon.
I didn’t have a pattern, I just traced around the faux leather vest I am wearing in the photos.
This was easy to put together using my over-locker. The great thing about knits is that you can easily mold and sculpt them. I used a straight stitch to attach the bias binding. One tip if you are sewing things (elastic, ribbon, binding) on to knit fabric is to keep moving in the same direction, don’t turn around and make a rectangle if you get what I mean?
It would have been nice to have a bow and arrow but I couldn’t cope with making a prop as well this week.
I bought the cheapest brown wig I could find – isn’t it just awful. I tried to braid it before the photos – but it fell out straight out.
It was fun trying to be Catniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games”, creeping around the garden. Looking back at my photos I look absolutely nothing like Jennifer Lawrence and I think the curly wig doesn’t help. I found it difficult to imitate her serene expression.
The boys and I are looking forward to Wednesday. Halloween has become very popular in Australia in the last few years. The dressing up part is a hoot and it’s a really nice time with friends walking around the neighborhood, it’s usually warm weather and we end with a barbecue dinner together afterwards – great, no cooking!
Fabric: Two Merino Wool Holey Polo Neck Jumpers
Pattern: Traced off another garment
Year: So right now
Notions: Red Bias Binding
Time to complete: 1 hour – yay!
First worn: For the photos and trick or treating on Wednesday
Wear again: Maybe to Yoga! or around the house
The boys vampire costumes were a collection of clothes they already had, the velvet cape I made years ago which has seen so much use and a few opshop pieces (the white shirts) and a new cheap plastic cape which ripped in 5 minutes – we had a blast and the boys collected a week’s worth lollies!