My mother was a fantastic seamstress...and her favorite thing to sew was costumes. I think all her grandchildren have benefited from this. This year, I thought I'd give it a try. I left myself plenty of time, and choose EASY patterns. I remember my mother making a cute red-and-white polka-dot costume when we were kids (I think I may of worn it also, but I know my cute little brother Andy did--and he was a dang cute clown).
I was planning on only making 2 clown costumes, but Bryce decided (after seeing the others)--that he wanted one too. I thought "Why not?! It wont be long before he refuses to let me make him fun costumes." He'll soon be at the age where he'll want to be a phantom or monster or something scary and not cute. So, I did it! It was a lot of fun making these.
Isabel got a poodle skirt. I don't know if I decided on this, or if she did, but it is cute and it was fun making it! AND, I really like how it turned out!