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?
That's so very cute!
I followed your link at HGTV & I really enjoyed seeing your steps.
You did a beautiful job on Lucy's costume. On the pictures she looks just like you. Enjoy your halloween.
This is such a darling costume, and Lucy is adorable!
Sweet costume Martha...and I know where my candies are....in my hubby's mouth!!! :)
You are a great costume maker. Lucy is adorable!
You ran OUT of candy bars tonight and didn't send Mr Linderhof out to replenish the supply? I am shocked, shocked I tell you. :-)
Love that you dress up for Halloween -- one year I sat in a rocker on our front porch, motionless, and would say HELLO as kids came up the steps. Scared the life out of several little beggars.
Happy Halloween, my friend!
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