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My boy, the pirate

Hallowen came and went this year. It was almost even a blur to me. I procrastinated making Luke's costume, mainly due to the disinterest I have had in sewing lately, but also because I have been very busy. I stayed up way too late the night before, and worked on it up until 10 minutes before we were to leave for stop # 1, 3Form, Tom's  work.

He was the perfect pirate, aside from the fact he was terrified of every other costume out there. He demanded to be held while traveling from office space to office space, not quite how we pictured it. But he mellowed out after he met up with his girlfriend Dotty, the lamb, or bunny, and they had a terrific time playing together. I think Luke might have even forgot it was halloween.


Stop # 2 was down to Orem for a "trunk or treat" extravaganza. Nothing can compete with trick or treating up and down the streets of Brooklyn lined in brownstones, but I have to say, this block knows how to throw a party. There was not a brownstone in sight but there were cars back to back with trunks open and filled with happy costumers and lots of candy. And if that wasn't enough, the end of the street offered music, dancing, and hot apple cider. Luke had a bawl, and so did I.

For Luke's costume, I wasn't impressed with the patterns available, so I improvised a little. For the pants, I did find a pattern for little girls knickers, McCall's # M5457, and used brown cordoroy. For the shirt and vest, I traced one of Luke's dress shirts, and played around with it until it looked piratey, using elastic thread for the hem, adding a collar, and of course, the deep vee. The vest was just a version of the shirt without sleeves, black twill,  and lined in red to to tie in the tights.

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Reader Comments (8)

Your little one is so cute. Love the costume.

November 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey Z.

Great job on the costume, Luke looks perfect in it.

November 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStaci

he is so cute. great job on his costume! i cheated on sobe's & just added onto a sleeper:). looks like fun!


November 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermeghan s.

So cute. I would sew all day long if I could but have never been interested in sewing Halloween costumes. I’m lazy about stuff like that and I just don’t like Halloween that much I guess. You did a great job!

November 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Luke's costume looked even more amazing in person! mostly because of his awesome tatoos! Seriously so glad that Luke was there to calm Dotty's jittery sugar nerves- she was a wreck.
I can't even imagine Halloween in Brooklyn, that must have been a dream!

November 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermere

Awesome Alysha.. just awesome. I love it all.. and that you sewed every piece of it. And that you put your boy in red and white striped tights. Oh, man, I miss Brooklyn and you guys this time of year!

November 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbrooke

the deep v!! oh i love it. dang life for separating these kids.

seriously though lysh, that's a crazy amount of work and he looks awesome.

November 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

The cutest pirate eva! From the tattoos to the gigantic hat (which makes me giggle) to the plunging v neck (I still think a little fake chest hair would've topped the whole thing off), to the vest that you totally made from scratch (no pattern!?! --I say as if I know the difference, but you said it was hard and gosh darn it I believe you, but it looked so piratey perfect) to the striped red stockings. Argh. Argh. Argh. You did an amazing job. (Both on the costume and the fact that your son is just pretty much the cutest thing in this world).

November 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertara

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