Halloween Blog Tour

Welcome to the DIY Halloween Costume Sewing Patterns Blog tour hosted by Seams Sew Lo! Make sure to swing by Seams Sew Lo to check out the Best Halloween Sewing Patterns Round Up.

I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts that we’re having a very DC Halloween over here. I showed off the accessories for my son’s Batman Beyond costume, and my daughter’s Raven of Teen Titans costume. Today, I’ll finish off Halloween sewing with my two remaining Halloween costume.

Let’s start with Elle’s jinx of Teen Titans inspired costume. In making Halloween costumes I was really going for pieces the kiddos could wear again. Not just for Halloween. And, with the exception of capes and accessories, I think we accomplished that.

She’s such a ham bone. I desperately searched my local stores for black and purple striped fabric suitable for leggings. I could find black and every other color expect purple. I’m still mildly crushed about it. The leggings pattern is the Clara by Jalie. It is so FAST to make. I used the elastic waist option instead of the wide waistband option. Which sped things up a tiny bit. There’s no front seam for added comfort, and a gusset for great fit. I did add a smidgen of length to them. Elle falls in the same measurements as River does, and while Elle doesn’t need the added length like River, I opted to add length to her leggings as well. Their wardrobe is combined, and now we don’t have to guess whose leggings are whose. Smart, right?

But seriously, she chose her own poses. The dress is the Li’l LDT by Love Notions. I made it in dress length with long sleeves. Easy peasy.

The capelet is a FREE pattern by Fleece Fun – The Red Riding Hood Cape. I omitted the hood, and added a casing for her ties to run through.

She’s pretty happy with her Jinx inspired costume.

Next up, our Harley Quinn inspired costume.

Here’s the thing. I wrote up these beautiful plans before cutting and sewing. I had everything planned out. And then I completely ignored my plans and now instead of having the legging the opposite color order of the top, they’re the same. Boo!

I’m fairly certain she still likes it anyway. The leggings are the same Jalie Clara leggings that I’ve used for all the other costumes. The only modifications are added length and I added a seam allowance to the front to split the colors.

The top is the Half Pipe by Ellie&Mac. No modifications required. Ooops. That’s a lie. I added a seam allowance to the neck binding so I could split the colors. And then I made the mistake of sewing the grey side of the fabric as the outside. Blah.

The mask is a retired design by Gracefully Geeky. Sorry!

Our fam jam is ready for Halloween. Well…. Batman Beyond still needs some wings. And I might remake the Harley Quinn leggings. Other than that, we’re ready to get our trick or treat on.

Are you ready to see all of the new Halloween costumes on the DIY Sewing Pattern Blog Tour? Me too!! Go ahead and follow along with us!

  • October 8th: Seams Sew Lo
  • October 9th: Momma Newey’s Makes
  • October 10th: Itsy Littles
  • October 11th: Aurora Designs
  • October 12th: Mijn 11jes &ik
  • October 13th: Seams Sew Lo
  • October 14th: My Golden Thimble
  • October 15th: Make It Sew With Bear and Pea
  • October 16th: Duchess and Hare
  • October 17th: A Rose Tinted World
  • October 18th: Cute. Sew. Make
  • October 19th: Custom Made by Laura
  • October 20th: My Golden Thimble
  • October 21st: Crafty Curly Couture
  • October 22nd: Malounami
  • October 23rd: Seams Sew Lo
  • October 24th: A Rose Tinted World
  • October 25th: GYCT Designs
  • October 26th: Crafting Through Time
  • October 27th: Aurora Design Fabrics
  • October 28th: Sew Couture by Kathy
  • October 29th: The Sewing Goatherd
  • October 30th: Manning the Machine
  • October 31st: Seams Sew Lo (Roundup)
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    About manningthemachine

    I'm Laura. Mama to four, and wife to one awesome guy. I'm ever so slightly sarcastic. Just a little bit. I like to quote movies, but since our house is managed by little people, most of those quotes come from kiddie shows. At least my husband generally gets the references. It makes me feel less awkward. I took sewing lessons starting at the age of 8, through the Kids Can Sew program. I took lessons for four or five years. Then I became a snotty teen and decided sewing was lame. I've repented of my ways, and enjoy sewing for my little ones. And sometimes other people. And almost never for myself. Oh hey. My blog name. "Manning The Machine." I think it's probably only funny if you know me in real life. And even then, maybe it is only funny to me. My last name is Manning. This is a blog about my sewing. Manning The (Sewing) Machine. Do you get it? Do you? No. That's fine. I think it's funny even if you don't.
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