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The Candy Witch

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I got the idea for Pen’s witch costume after spying a mini witch hat headband at a big box store. Not only did I think a witch hat would be enchanting (ha!) on my baby girl but the costume itself could be an excuse to indulge a bit with the million pieces of spooky themed fabric I have on my wishlist.

To make the dress I picked FooFoo Threads’ Huckleberry pattern. When I was searching for just the right pattern I came across quite a few adorable designs but most of the ones that caught my eye started at 2T. FooFoo Threads has quite the selection avaliable in smaller sizes and it took me awhile to make up my mind. Finally I settled on Huckleberry because I believed it would make the best use of the four fabrics I picked out, it looked realtively easy to make and could be layered since chances were Halloween would be a bit chilly.

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The fabrics used were all cotton in various “witchy” prints. Trick or Treat Orange Print by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake, Happy Howloween Spiders by Moda, Spooky Cat Eyes by unknown and a another unknown maker for the purple with a stars and moon print.

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I whipped up the witchy hat with black embossed felt, purple and orange tulle, black ribbon, a vintage gold button and finished it off with a spider “charm” that actually was once part of a pair of cheap earrings. The whole think was attached to a elastic headband.

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I was pleased with how easy the pattern came together. Instead of hemming according to the instructions I serged the exposed edges to save myself some time (I quickly sewed the dress on the eve of All Hallows Eve) and I like the finished results enough that even if I was not pressed for time it would have still been a good finishing choice.

Both the kids had a great Halloween and I hope yours was fun filled as well!

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