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
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!