Halloween is fast approaching and preparations are in full swing around here.  Costumes are not my favorite things to sew so when an easy idea comes along we are all over it.


This little miss just adores pandas so it was no question what she would be for Halloween this year.  We went the easy route and I whipped up a costume in no time.


The leggings are from this post and are perfect to keep her little legs warm while trick-or-treating.  The tee is an easy-peasy Recess Raglan from See Kate Sew.  I got the tutu on clearance at Target and the fur mitts at Wal-Mart.  The headband is simply felt ears hot glued to a headband.  I told you it was EASY!


These are my favorite kind of costumes- memorable because it symbolizes an obsession in her life right now and simple, no-stress to put together.

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What’s on your sewing table this Halloween?

Shwin Apple Loungewear

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After that baptism dress and all that selfish sewing I was so ready to sew some quick, cute comfy clothes for my girls.  We did a big closet clean out last week and they are both in need of some new cold weather cozies.


I used Shwin’s Apple Loungewear set to make mix and match sweatshirts and leggings.  I love that they can share these sets!

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I made a size 8, which is where they measured for this pattern.  I usually make a 6 with 8 length in Shwin patterns and I probably would have been fine to do that with this pattern.  The tops are made with Raspberry Creek Fabrics French Terry (broken record but I seriously can’t get enough of it).


 My girls have all the same measurements but Sophie is 5 inches taller.  They can share most everything but I make them longer to fit Sophie’s height.  Kinda big and baggy on Payton but I think it works for this style.


I love my Daytrippers and I’m excited to share that love with my girls.  The pattern includes pockets but I left them off just to make them even quicker sews.  I also almost doubled the bottom band and wrist cuffs on the teal version to really feature the cupcake fabric.



Sophie had just finished finger knitting this scarf and was so excited to throw it on with her outfit.  I think it’s the perfect accessory!



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