October 28, 2010

Halloween! Little Red Riding Hood


You knew I'd do storybook-themed costumes this year (and every year I can convince my children to do so)! This worked out well as E's school is doing a storybook character costume parade tomorrow. Her outfit came together just in time.

I bought red corduroy and red cotton fabric in the hopes of following this pattern from Martha to sew the cape. Aw, hope springs eternal. Turns out I don't have time to sleep let alone sew while getting the house ready to sell. So, I do what I always do... I called my mother in law! She whipped up this beauty in a couple of hours. (Just FYI, she hated the instructions I printed out for her and adjusted a doll pattern she had on hand to make this gorgeous cape.) The dress was a recent purchase from Crazy 8, and that's my favorite little basket.


Isn't she the cutest? I can't wait to take her trick-or-treating on Sunday, and I'm sure she's going to be a hit at the parade tomorrow.

Little Red Riding Hood by Andrea Wisnewski

Little Red Riding Hood
This is my absolute favorite version of Little Red Riding Hood. The woodcut illustrations are gorgeous and add a feeling of history to this classic folk tale. The story is a bit more contemporary than traditional Brothers Grimm translations, and I love that it's the father instead of a huntsman who rescues the child. It's an all-around beautiful retelling of the beloved story, so ignore other versions and check out this one first!

16 comments:

  1. Precious, precious, precious! Come see us Sunday while you're over this way!

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  2. Oh! A story book character costume parade...that sounds like it came right out of a Beverly Cleary book - how much fun!

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  3. That costume is just beautiful. It needs to be handed down to grandchildren one day!

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  4. What a fantastic picture, and an adorable costume. Have fun!

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  5. adorable! I love that you didn't have to sew it either. ;)

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  6. I love the cape. Your MIL did a wonderful job.

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  7. I am super jealous...wouldn't we all want to take her trick r treating with us? Push the book/costume link as long as you can. I will be super impressed if you can do it when she's 12.

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  8. Soooooo darling!!! Happy trick or treating!!!

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  9. both of your girls looked absolutely breath taking! =)

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  10. Prettiest Red Riding Hood EVER!! Seriously, you did a great job on this costume. I am seriously hoping you will consider adding her to the costume parade going on at Kids Stuff World right now.

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