Halloween Hacks Event- PDF Patterns, Halloweenified!


Halloween Hacks is here! A few months ago when I made my son’s Ewok hood, it got me thinking about how many regular PDF clothes sewing patterns could be easily modified into a Halloween costume or accessory. My son isn’t quite old enough to get into dress-up/Halloween at almost 2, but I love all the creative inspiration so I asked a bunch of my favorite blogging friends to sew up their own costume twist on a PDF pattern. It’s not Halloween without treats, so I also rounded up a few awesome prize packs and a digital scavenger hunt that everyone can participate in!

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Hen & Chicks Softie – Handmade Beginnings Book Review

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Handmade toy time! I wanted to join in with Craft Buds’ Craft Book Month celebration so I sewed up the Hen & Chicks toy out of the book “Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby“* by Anna Maria Horner. I love craft books. I don’t care that there are millions of patterns, free or paid, online and even more cheap paper patterns. There is something indulgent about buying a book full of beautiful pictures and patterns I don’t have to print out and tape together. Sitting on my couch to flip through the pages is much more pleasing than scrolling on my phone; now it’s even more fun because my son likes looking through books with me.

I am slowly planning on working through my craft book stash to share my opinion of them, so I’d love feedback on what information you like to see in book reviews!

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Leopard Maternity Top – Hey June! Union St. Tee -Selfish Sewing Week

It’s Selfish Sewing Week! I was thrilled to be invited to sew along and it was just the kick in the pants I needed to make myself something fabulous. Maternity clothes are SO BORING. 90% of them seem to be black and the other 10% are striped. Maybe I’m the only pregnant person ever to want some leopard in her life, I don’t know! (P.S., I’m pregnant! Haha. I kept meaning to do a creative announcement but between the moving and the morning sickness it didn’t happen. Due in early March 2015!)

As a part of SSW I received a copy of the Union St. Tee pattern from Hey June for free but all opinions are my own! You can find the pattern here. Be sure to visit Rachael at Imagine Gnats for the kick-off and a huge pattern giveaway and check it out on Kollaborra here.

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