Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Costumes for the Raviolis

The costumes have arrived at the raviolis houses so I can now post a few pictures of what I sent.  I should be receiving photos of them in those items around Halloween and will add those later.  To recap, about 3 weeks ago I received a call from my 5-cheese ravioli in NY.  She called to "put in her order"...her words...for a Strawberry Shortcake costume.  I know when I've been given marching orders for a costume, so off to the fabric store I went.  Since it is cold in upstate NY during Halloween, I had to ensure that she would be warm as she went from house to house with her family. 

Couldn't find wide green and white tights so I made the fabric by sewing green and white strips of fabric and then cut and sewed the pants for her to wear under the strawberry shortcake dress. Top it off with a strawberry type hat and you have Miss Strawberry Shortcake. Yes,Kit Kat, I added the sparkles to the strawberry on your shirt as you asked.  It is such a bright and cheerful costume, I hope she enjoys it.

Now, never one to pass by really cool fabric when I see it.  I fell in love with this hologram fabric at the same fabric store.  I'm thinking, wouldn't this make the coolest Ghost Princess dress.  So after I constructed Shortcake, I went and made this ghost princess outfit.  I love it, right down to the black netting with holagram ghosts and a silver veil to wear.

 This princess gown makes me laugh.  I can just see sweet Kit Kat wearing the veil and pretending to spook her mommy in the kitchen and her daddy in the study as he writes papers for his Masters degree.  WWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Can't forget the twin raviolis.  They will be dressed as Pebbles and Bamm Bamm.  Soft fleece and bones for her hair.  Will keep the little ones warm as I have fleshtone tights and tan polo's for them to wear under the costumes.  Don't want chilly twins on this night either.


 My Aurora raviolis did not request costumes but Miss Lili is doing her book report on Helen Keller and it must be delivered orally.  So she asked if I would make her a Helen Keller skirt and apron, just like the one in the movie, "The Miracle Worker".  Of course I would and she will look terrific in it.

As long as I had the sewing machine out, I figured I might as well whip up some flannel PJ bottoms for the Aurora ravs.  Fell in love with this soft, flannel spider camouflage...perfect for the twin boys.  I added an orange and a black t-shirt to the mix as half the fun about wearing PJs if you can were them to just hang around the house.

Oh, and the monkey PJs...for our budding gymnast who swings on apparatus like the little spider monkey that she is.  Added a soft polo the color of the pink monkey cheeks for her comfort as well.  This is sewing that I always enjoy, making costumes and clothes for my raviolis. 

Have a wonderful Tuesday.  Sea Witch


Bettyann said...

oh what a fab grandma you are...the raviolis will swoon over the costumes...bamm bamm and pebbles lol...cute cute cute.....

Robin Larkspur said...

You are an amazing seamstress, so talented and creative. I love the costumes....tremendous!!!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Wow, you are busy! What wonderful costumes, just think of all the memories they will create! Great work!

sassytrash said...

How did you ever get all those excellent costumes done in that short amount of time? You are amazing! What a cool Grandma you are!

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Lucky raviolis! You must be a very fast seamstress to whip up all those fantastic costumes so quickly! After a whirlwind sewing frenzy like that, I'd pack up my machine and keep it outta sight for a few years, to give it time to cool off. :-)


Madame DeFarge said...

What fab costumes, I could fancy them myself!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a professional job you did making such perfectly designed costumes, and with matching them all with the perfect accessories! I'm sure your grandchildren are so happy to have the best costumes to wear on Halloween and one for reading their book report!
Even the PJ's are darling!

susan said so said...

such lucky raviolis to have such a loving, talented gran!!