We are sew not ready for Halloween this year, and I want to chat about it.

First, the annual quick plug for my FREE Super Hero Cape Sewing Pattern. I updated it last year to include 4 sizes! 3 kid sizes and 1 adult size – so we’ve got all of your Superhero needs covered.

You can also read my series of 10 Halloween Costume Sewing Tips, sponsored by Janome Canada.

That taken care of… whew…

Why are we sew not ready for Halloween?

Well… actually we have the costumes, glitter and pink hair spray, fancy makeup and accessories. But this year I’m not going to be sewing them.

Why? Well – when I found out the first week of Project Run and Play coincided with Halloween week, I gave in. Our traditional time-consuming handmade Halloween costumes would have to take a bit of a break this year. And despite much mom-guilt on my part, it’s been a great decision.

The girls will have just as much fun. And I could never have made the costumes they chose for the cost we bought them for. We’ll return the tradition next year!

Time saved = saving my sanity = a happier family!

The youngest has changed costumes twice. (Thank goodness for great return policies!) And my oldest is going to wear this handmade shirt with hers – so I feel good about that. (I’ll post photos of them this coming Wednesday on Instagram.)

If you’d like to tour through our previous costumes… you can see this huge throwback list:

2012 – Cinderella

 2013 – Jake and the Never Land Pirates

2014 – Princess Leia

2014 – Little Red Riding Hood

2015 – Black Cat

2015 – Garden Fairy

2016 – Anna from Frozen

2017 – Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz

 2017 – Cookies and Milk