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Tracings Vol. #25 - What to Sew For Halloween, New Angela Wolf Patterns Tracings Vol. #25 - What to Sew For Halloween, New Angela Wolf Patterns

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It is my daughter's second Halloween and unlike last year when she was blissfully unaware of anything and everything happening around her, this year she has opinions! So far I know she doesn't like jackets and itchy things. So that pretty much rules out the cheap polyester and glittery store bought costumes :) Darn it! 
We started hunting for costume patterns and tips and of course PatternReview is our one and only stop :) Diane Severin, our news editor started researching and we thought it would be a good idea to share what we gathered so we can all get excited about making costumes this year. 
Speaking of exciting, check out the new line of patterns from our very own Angela Wolf. The Ruched T is perfect for fall. 
We also have many new digital patterns in our store. They are instantly delivered to your account where you can print them out and start sewing right away! 
Happy Tracing!




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In Volume #25
What to Sew for Halloween
New Patterns
New Downloadable Patterns
This Week on Facebook.
Halloween Costumes

WhatToSewForHalloweenWhat to Sew for Halloween   

Do you rack your brains every fall trying to decide what to be this Halloween?  Inspiration sometimes fails us when we're looking for that unique costume idea, but we can become inspired by looking at costumes by other PatternReview members.


We sewists have two choices when it comes to costumes: out of the box or not out of the box.  That is, we can sew an already designed costume from an established pattern or we can use patterns to create our own take on a costume.


Free-form inspiration can come from anywhere.  History is a rich resource.  

couturemom wrote that she was inspired by the TV series "The Tudors" and posted some links to the garb worn by the actors in the series.

Simplicity 4940 Misses' Costumes
Simplicity 4940 Misses' Costumes

TJN66 went on one step further.  She also wanted to make a Tudor-inspired costume and asked for PR members' opinions on her choices, which were

She was also thinking about sewing undergarments pattern Simplicity 2890 and topping the whole look off with the Simplicity 5794 Misses Cape.


NewPatternsNew Patterns

The Angel Bootcut Jean
The Angel Bootcut Jean-
Available for Pre-Order!

Angela Wolf Patterns

The Ruched T
The Ruched T - Shipping now!

DownloadablesNew Downloadable Patterns

Salme 125 Yoke Blouse
Salme 125 Yoke Blouse



Dixie DIY

Dixie DIY d003 Movies in the Park Shorts Downloadable Pattern

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We asked you: "What is your fondest memory about a costume that you made?"

"My little four-year-old C3PO back in 1979. He was so ecstatic and proud and I could barely get him out of it for days! After that it became a knight costume for a younger brother, which was the pattern from which I adapted the original costume."

"Finally getting over the sleepless nights trying to figure out how to turn a caterpillar into a butterfly onstage during 'Alice in Wonderland Ballet'!"

"4-year-old DD's Kate Middleton wedding dress was just gorgeous. Nothing particularly clever about it but it was so very cute!"

"Has to the be year I made an "Ultimate Warrior" costume for a friend's son (WWF wrestler). The body was stitched and stuffed to look like abs and was hilarious!"

"I have so many fond memories of my costume-making days! Princess, angel, gypsy, clown, Raggedy Anne and Andy, harem girl, witch, potato (yes, I said potato!), Indians - you name it and I think I've made it! But my girls who are now in their 30's and 40's are 'borrowing' back the costumes for their children. The greatest compliment!"

CostumesHalloween Costumes
Burda 9472 Children's Costume
Burda 9472 Children's Costume

Burda 7701 Lady of India
Burda 7701 Lady of India

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McCall's 6629 Misses'/Children's/Girls' Costumes
McCall's 6629 Misses'/Children's/Girls' Costumes

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Simplicity 1808 Misses' Sportswear
Burda 9629 Leotard Ballet Skirt Legging

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McCall's 6627 Infants' Costumes
McCall's 6627 Infants' Costumes
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Simplicity 3677 Misses Pirate Costumes
Simplicity 3677 Misses Pirate Costumes

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Simplicity 3647 Costumes: Variety of Togas Misses, Men and Teen Boys Costumes
Simplicity 3647 Costumes: Variety of Togas Misses, Men and Teen Boys Costumes
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Simplicity 4092 18th Century Costume 
Simplicity 4092 18th Century Costume
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Simplicity 5403 Missess Poodle Skirts
Simplicity 5403 Misses Poodle Skirts

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