In 1983, I made this costume for Daughter Sarah
Dad was an Operations Supervisor for McDonalds
And we thought Ronald McDonald was a great costume!
I took a regular pattern and modified it to make this Ronald costume,
it was certainly a labor of love and took some creative sewing.
But then I liked to sew!
And years earlier,
The very first costume I made for Sarah
Which she wore for four years --
I made it big so that we'd get a lot of wear out of it --
And we did!
And this year, that same Sarah
asked me to make a costume for her daughter, Lucy
This Nana who hadn't sewn for 31 years
(well, you can't count curtains and cushions and mending --
that isn't sewing --)
We shopped for pattern and fabric
And cut out the pattern on her dining room table
And I took the pieces home to sew
And I did find that sewing was like riding a bicycle
You never really forget how!
First the cape . . .
Then the knickers
And the bodice
Sewing whenever I had a chance
And the Friday before Halloween,
I put this into an envelope and mailed it to Minnesota
It arrived Monday
And we had a trial run
I think she makes a smashing
Little Red Riding Hood
And after the costume was mailed to Minnesota,
I got busy in the kitchen
Wrapped in cello bags to be mailed to Minnesota
and given to children and grandchildren of our friends
And in a forest of Kansas City
A long long time ago . . .
There was a little girl
Who didn't seem happy with her Halloween costume
For it's uncertain whether she's a witch or a Little Red Riding Hood
This little girl
Grew up to be a BIG witch!
Sitting under the portico handing out
candy bars to the trick or treaters!
It's Halloween -- do you know where your candy is tonight?