So, I did make a little bit of Abby's Halloween costume. Then I got a whole bunch of photo sessions (newborn in the hospital, class Halloween party, 2 weddings and newborn at home)and the pictures were lost somewhere in a folder on my computer and I made myself edit like crazy before I did a blog post (because paid work comes first, sorry ;) )
On to the costume! Abby has been reading the Harry Potter books and watching the movies (1+ 2 so far) so she had Hermoine Granger on the brain.
I found a legit Gryffindor cape and Hermoine wand on ebay, purchased white shirt from Kohl's, Dad's tie I bought for him on year for family pictures he refused to ever wear because it looked too "Christmasy" and some Gryffindor socks Abby found on a trip to the Halloween store with Grandma. What does that leave besides the shoes? Her skirt of course!
I used the Oliver + S 2 + 2 pleated skirt in a suiting from Jo-Ann's. I made a size 7 as she measured in to a 6, but alas, it didn't fit. You are supposed to add snaps to the placket of the skirt, but she couldn't snap them closed and I put the button as far to the edge as I could. It worked, she wore it 5 times for various parties and the actual trick-or-treating, she just wore some white undershorts (that she always wears under skirts anyways for modesty on the playground).
I so want to make another one of these skirts though! I thought looking at the pattern it would take foooorever, but it really was a pretty quick sew! Wouldn't the twins look adorable in a little pleated skirt??
Here are all the kids together, a moody Hermoine ( Iz stole her wand) Mickey and Minnie and a classic ghost. Love these kiddos!