Halloween Costumes – Pattern Review, Fabric Haul, and More

Simplicity 1035 Pattern Review

My daughter Peyton has been obsessed with Batman since she met OKC Batman last year.  So it was no surprise that she wanted to be Batman-girl (not Batgirl) for Halloween.  I found Simplicity 1035 and she loved it and convinced Skyler to dress up as Wonder Woman.  This year I set to work making some awesome superhero Halloween costumes for my daughters.

Once I bought Simplicity 1035 and starting looking at the details I realized just how much I had gotten myself into.  The pattern includes dresses, logos, capes, headbands, masks, belts, cuffs, boot covers, etc.  So many pieces to make!  But I planned on making every piece so my kiddos would have costumes they love!

With that many costume pieces comes a LOT of fabrics that need to be selected.  I pulled a few fabrics from my stash, then hit the fabric store for the rest.  With sales and coupons the fabrics for two costumes came to about $30.

Then I washed up the fabrics and started making the costumes and the disasters started…

Simplicity is my go to pattern company, but this time they let me down.  I won’t go into it too much, because you can see the full pattern review in my video, but the two biggest issues were the sizing and the pattern layout being completely incorrect for the fabric stretch.

In the end I was able to work things out and make some awesome costumes that my kids love!

Seriously though, how cute are these two?!?

In the video I share my fabric haul, a review of Simplicity 1035, extra details I added to make the costumes better, as well as tons of pics and video of the kids in their costumes.  Check it all out HERE!

I would love to hear if you have made any Halloween costumes this year.  Did you start with a sewing pattern??  If so, how did it go??  I’ll be back in a few days with a fun tag video.  Until then, Happy Sewing!

-Whitney-

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