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Tracings - Not Just For Halloween        


With Halloween just around the corner we started thinking about which patterns to feature in this issue of Tracings and we came up with an idea. 
How about double duty patterns? Why spend so much time on creating a beautiful outfit only to toss it after one wear. 
Years ago I put together a red riding hood costume with a red flounce skirt, a quick to sew hooded cape and a white peasant blouse. Black mary janes, white tights and pigtails completed the costume. Bonus: I wore that skirt and top all summer long next year. Get the idea? 
With me so far? Great. Now let us look at these practical patterns which will work great for some creative Halloween costumes.  


Happy Tracing!



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Tip: Look at last year's costume contest entries for even more ideas. 
In Volume #35
Not Just For Halloween:Patterns That Go the Extra Mile
For Him: Rock-a-Billy
For Her: Steampunk
For Him: Steampunk


Sometimes you just hate to make a special costume for Halloween. You can only wear it one year; otherwise the "wow" factor wears off for all the friends who have seen it before. Not only does that costume take up valuable closet space, but it seems a waste if no one else wears it. 

Patterns that go the extra mile
This year, try something different... 

Make a "costume" from everyday patterns that you can wear over and over again outside the Halloween season. We asked PR members on Facebook for ideas, and here are some of their suggestions.




Kwik Sew 3504 Jeans

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Kwik Sew 3506 Western Shirt
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Kwik Sew 3484 Men's Shirts

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HerSteampunkFor Her: Steampunk
New Look 6166 Misses and Men's Vest
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 McCall's 6799 Misses' Skirts
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Simplicity 5794 Misses' Capes
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HimSteampunkFor Him: Steampunk
 Vogue Patterns 8048 Men's Vest, Tie and Bow Tie 
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Burda 7841 Men's Pants/Trousers
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McCall's 4139 Cape Costume, Lined or Unlined
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