Happy Halloween! Just kidding! I know it isn’t Halloween any longer. It is almost Christmas at this point…better late than never! Since I am so far behind on my posts for this fall, I figured I would stick with it and still get those posts thrown in. Last year I started what may become a theme and dressed as a Disney Princess for Halloween. Last year was Ariel from The Little Mermaid. I made her sail “dress”, had a stuffed Sebastian alongside (in my pocket) and had the red wig to complete the ensemble.
This year I decided to expand my sewing horizons and create something from a pattern. I have many Disney Princess looks that I am toying around with for future Halloweens, but this year, I landed on Princess Merida from Brave. Although I had to modify the pattern a bit to ensure accuracy, it turned out both harder and easier than I had imagined. The key point here: time. With patience and time almost any pattern can be made. And a lot of help (and patience) from your Mother-In-Law! This was the first dress I have ever made from start to finish and it turned out much better than I could of hoped for, but again, would have been impossible without the immense help I received from my Mother-In-Law. Bless her heart for putting up with my panic attacks!
Enjoy the pictures I was able to talk my husband into taking before we went off to work on Halloween morning. It was a fun (and warm!) costume to wear. I even got to shoot my suction arrows all day!
There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.