Monday, October 8, 2012

ARGH. . . Matey, It's A Costume Contest!!!!

Once Upon a Time . .  there lived a pirate named Black Boots. 

She sailed the seven seas, in search of buried treasure. 

"Land Ho!", now to search for that treasure chest!

"X" marks the spot. . . 

"Happy Dance"

. . .  ah, treasure at last. New "bling" to add to my collection!

Keeping watch to make sure no one wants to steal her treasure. . .

Black Boots with her trusty companion "Blue" a Blue Footed Booby,
 who she met in the Galapagos Islands. You see, Black Boots doesn't like parrots very much, they get cracker crumbs in the bed, which makes it very difficult to get a good night's sleep. 
Plus, they talk too much!

waiting for her shipmates to come back to pick her up...

Back on board ship and having a blast "walking the plank"!

As you can see, Abby and I clearly had a lot of fun on this photo shoot! We had quite the pirate adventure.  I used my new pattern "Heidi's Dirndl" to create this fun pirate costume for Miss Abby and she absolutely loves it! Which is funny, because when I was telling her about the contest and asking her what she wanted me to make after I gave her several options, and a pirate was not high on her list. but I was anxious to give it a try and I told her if she didn't like it, she didn't have to wear it, and that I would make her something different. She was skeptical, but said "Okay, mom let's see what you can come up with!" This coming from my child who has never wanted me to make her Halloween costume before and who has always wanted the yucky store bought versions... go figure. Anyway, I'm getting side tracked again. As the costume came together she started to get really excited and once it was finished and she tried it on she said "This is the best costume ever!!!!!! Mom, I will never wear a store bought costume again. You Rock!!!!" 

Yes, I made changes to the skirt and so can you 
along with anything else you can think of to make your costume unique and amazing! 
We just need to see that you started with my "Heidi" pattern beyond that you can, 
and we want you to be super creative!

Now for the contest!!!!

Here are the rules:

1. You must use my "Heidi's Dirndl" Pattern as the starting point for your costume!
Beyond that the sky is the limit!!!!!
2. Let your imagination run wild! 
3. Be super creative and knock our socks off!
4. Have Fun!!!

Just imagine all the possibilities. . .
A witch, a princess, a fairy, a storybook character, a medieval maiden, a Scottish lass, etc.etc.
the possibilities are endless!

Submit your photos to me at by no later than 12pm EST on October 31, 2012
Put you best foot forward with your photos and show off your beautiful work!

Now for the prizes!

Your choice of 5 Olabelhe patterns a $75.00 value
Plus, all of my new designs coming out next Spring!!!!!
A $50 gift certificate at Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops
2 yards of your choice of Quilter's cottons at Allegro fabrics
A $25 gift certificate at Kinder Kouture
I'm also including one of my favorite sewing tools a
Simflex expanding sewing gauge. . .
Love this!!!!

The Judges

Terri and Krista from FF&L
Linda From Allegro Fabrics
and Jeannine from Kinder Kouture

*Please note that once you submit your photos to me they will be shown on a special Flickr group dedicated to this contest and they may also be featured on my blog, show up on Pinterest or other social media sights if they are liked by other people. 

We can't wait to see what you come up with!
The grand prize will go to the entry that shows the most creativity and really "Wow's us!
So, gather up your supplies and Happy Sewing!!!

The winner will be announced here on Halloween Night
 after all the little trick or treaters have been put to bed.

Good Luck



Laurie said...

What fun!

Tammy said...

What a cute idea!! I would so love to do this! However we are commited to Cady being an Angel and are already using the Clara pattern for the dress!! Wings and fabric ready to go!!!


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