But anyways, a bit off track. While we were in Wal Mart and waiting for the poor gal that was working the photo area AND the fabric section to come over and cut the tuelle for us I was measuring it out to see how much I wanted. Jessica was saying how I should work at the fabric store again. Sadly they don't pay squat, have to work holidays, nights and weekends so that's a BIG step down from my semi-cushy government (outsourced) job. A lady that had been standing there trying to decide what she was doing overheard the conversation and asked me how much fabric I thought she'd need to wrap around the waist of her son.
"He's about my size" she says
And the memories flood back of EVERY halloween time that I worked. The poor moms coming in with these grand ideas of halloween costumes. Moms with patterns, moms without patterns. Mom's who could sew, and mostly mom's who could not!
We sold a lot of that iron on fusing tape. I often wondered how those kid's costumes held up. Did they make it through the class party? Did the the costume ever even get FINISHED? Did she break out the stapler?
I used to make all my oldest daughter's costumes. Until I got too busy and realized that the store bought costumes were costing a lot less money then the ones I was making. Not to mention TIME. Of course, they don't last as long either, (Melissa's strap already broke off hers!) but hey what's a working mom to do?
Anyhow, I had to pull out the machine to make Jessica's little tu-tu. Here's a picture of her semi-homemade costume she wore to her party tonight.
When I dropped her off there was a girl outside in a sexy cave girl type outfit. I think the homemade fairy look is just fine :)Pin It