Dressing Up Traditions
Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving
Fancy Dress Character Sewing
Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Traditions - Christmas, Halloween and Character Dressing Up
Dressing Up -
Fancy Dress Party Sewing
Many of you will be seeking sewing patterns with a character fancy dress theme
just for children. These patterns
featured here are all courtesy of Simplicity Sewing Patterns. Simplicity have a range of dressmaking patterns suitable for
occasions that demand fancy dress. All these character patterns were available
at the time of writing this web page in September 2006. If you prefer check
out my web page showing the type of character
fancy dress outfits
available from many of the
high street stores.
Fancy dress parties are often a
feature of autumn and can be used for children's parties during Halloween,
Christmas and Thanksgiving. Every little girl at some time wants to be
a princess or fairy. But if your little girl is a tomboy never fear
she can still be suited and be attired as a wild westerner, pirate or tin
man. Simplicity sewing patterns have dress patterns to help you make the perfect fancy dress
costume for child or adult.
Modern patterns are cut to C21st body measurements and are
fairly easy to follow. You will find a wide selection to choose from
Simplicity.com, plus images of the
back views and yardage requirements. Some of the patterns like the
Disney inspired patterns can only be bought from a specialist supplier shop.
Many of the other sewing patterns can be bought off the internet.
What a great selection of children's
fancy dress costumes from Simplicity sewing patterns. Pattern 9384
is Snow white pattern. 9902
another pattern is also ideal to make a Princess costume. If your children love the Wizard of Oz story they will also love
dressing up as characters from the film. Simplicity
Pattern 4139 features Dorothy, a fairy and a witch pattern
Pattern 4133 above looks at the Wizard of Oz Scarecrow, the Lion and
the Tin Man.
Children love dressing up and these Simplicity sewing patterns
numbers 4012 and 4860, have all the variations you need to
achieve a great fairy dress, angel or Queen of Hearts, pirate,
wizard, phantom ghost, clown and more.
Simplicity Pattern 4486
Even little angels like to dress up as Knights
in armour or as renaissance fair Ladies. Pattern
also includes a pirate costume. I love the flower
fairies from Simplicity pattern 4486. Just wishing I was 5 or 6
again, those fairy dresses look so cute!
Especially suitable for Halloween are these two patterns. On the
left above, Simplicity
3998 has the edge with this great Harry Potter inspired set of costumes
for novice wizards or witches - or try 5372 if you
want to make Little House on the Prairie dresses or puritans.
Get ideas from funny Halloween pictures.
Simplicity Pattern 5488
Simplicity Pattern 3997
Finally for a traditional take these cowboy and Indian or
pirate outfits are great for dressing up outfits and for children to run
around making a whooping noise and burning off energy!
Do visit Simplicty.com to see many more excellent sewing patterns.
Each pattern can be given your own individual touch with a
personal decorative finish making the finished article a totally
individual made to measure costume. Simplicity have fuller details on fabric yardage and
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