Category: Sewing

Halloween 2018, Part 2: Captain America Costume

Halloween 2018, Part 2: Captain America Costume

Logan absolutely fell in love with Captain America over the summer, so it was the clear choice for his Halloween costume. I was really excited about this costume. From cute toddler costumes to amazing cosplay constructions, there are tons of great ideas and tutorials online. Doug and I were both […]

Halloween 2018, Part 1: Lion Costume

Halloween 2018, Part 1: Lion Costume

Cole loves animals, but his brother convinced him he needed to be something scary for Halloween. After some deep thinking he settled upon a lion, which he decided is scary enough. I took him to Jo Ann to pick out fabric. He settled on a light brown fleece for the […]

Sewing Harry Potter Hooded Towels

Sewing Harry Potter Hooded Towels

I happened upon this Harry Potter Hooded Towel tutorial and both got really excited (the kids love Harry Potter and so do I!) and felt kind of dumb (when they were tiny I had all sorts of ideas for cool hooded towels and I never realized a hooded towel is just […]

Halloween 2017: Sewing Ghost and Bunny Costumes

Halloween 2017: Sewing Ghost and Bunny Costumes

The kids are really excited about their Halloween costumes this year, and they’ve been in deep debate about what they should be. Logan is adamant that Halloween costumes should be scary, and he wants to be a ghost with glowing red eyes. Cole ignored Logan’s passionate arguments for scary costumes […]

Halloween 2016: Ninjago!

Halloween 2016: Ninjago!

My dad passed away this week. It’s an especially sad time of year because he always made such amazing Halloween costumes for us as kids. He and my mom would work as a team–she did a lot of research, finding sewing patterns and techniques in magazines, and he did a […]

Halloween 2015: Mike Wazowski Toddler Costume

Halloween 2015: Mike Wazowski Toddler Costume

This year, Logan loves his old costume and it still fit, but Cole is big enough to walk around! So I updated his Mike Wazowski costume, again with a green fleece bodysuit based on the trusty old Running With Scissors pattern, and taking Mike’s face off our baby carrier and […]

Halloween 2014: Monsters Inc Sully and Mike Wazowski!

Halloween 2014: Monsters Inc Sully and Mike Wazowski!

This is our first Halloween with two kids and I was excited to work on costumes for both of them. Logan loved watching Monsters Inc so I decided to do Sully and Mike Wazowski costumes. I started work on Logan’s Sully costume first. After much Googling, I decided to buy […]

Sewing Star Wars Baby Blankets

Sewing Star Wars Baby Blankets

The Ann Arbor Sewing Center had some awesome Star Wars fabric, so I picked some up. I had some extra minky fabric from Logan’s Halloween Costume, and I thought it would be fun to make some baby blankets. They were super easy to make, just put the right sides of the fabric together, cut to […]

Halloween 2013: Sewing a Curious George Costume

Halloween 2013: Sewing a Curious George Costume

This Halloween, Logan was obsessed with Curious George. So it was easy to pick out a costume idea for him. I picked up some brown fleece and sewed up the same Running With Scissors pattern I used last year. Here’s a pic of Logan trying it on (sorry for the blurriness, […]

Logan’s First Halloween Costume: Max’s Wolfsuit from Where the Wild Things Are

Logan’s First Halloween Costume: Max’s Wolfsuit from Where the Wild Things Are

Halloween has always been a big event in the Sullivan household, as anyone who knew my sisters and I in grade school could tell you. Every year, we each decided what we wanted to be, and my Mom and Dad worked together on the costumes–Mom found patterns and fabric and […]