Wednesday, October 30

What We Wore // Civil War Couple - Halloween 2012

Don't worry, I know what year it is:) These are indeed our costumes from last year! I'm sharing them today because first of all I didn't really share them at all last year, because I was planning on being at home with my brand new little one when Halloween hit this year so Martin and I hadn't planned any costumes(sad face), and because I really loved these costumes and I share what I love with you!
Ever since I was little I've loved sewing costumes more than just about anything else (till I started quilting, now that comes in close second:)), but the sad thing about elaborate costumes is that there aren't too many opportunities to actually wear them! Needless to say, Halloween has always been a big deal for me, and I'm so lucky to have found a guy who lets me dress him up to match me every year:) 
Last year as this civil war couple was the first year that we didn't coordinate our costumes as a whole family, so once we'd decided what we wanted to be I started making little plans and collecting fabric and trims, etc for when I would actually start sewing. The most time consuming part of my costume was my dress, and the most painful part was my hat! haha I started with a floppy brimmed straw hat, molded the frame with a wire hanger, and then hot glued all the fabric and trim and things on all in one night, burning my fingers way too many times:( I love how it turned out though! The hoop skirt I bought on amazon, and the parasol I found at a little boutique. Worked perfectly I thought!
Martin's uniform was definitely a big challenge, but I couldn't bring myself to leave out any details once we'd planned how it was going to turn out. His sword (minus the tassles) and cap we bought on amazon, his shirt was from a previous year, and he's had the boots for years.
Overall I really loved how they turned out, and I'm just glad to have a chance to share these fun outfits with you guys:) I also hope that for those of you who didn't realize that I have a huge passion for sewing that you've been set straight! haha I hardly share my projects at all here on the blog, but I'm looking forward to changing that before the year is out:)
Thank you so much for reading today, and I hope that you have a fantastic Halloween tomorrow with friends and or family if that's your thing! We've spent the last week keeping on our toes in case the baby decides to make her appearance, but all the while watching scary movies, carving pumpkins, enjoying apple cider, and snuggling by the fire:) Take care lovely friends!
xo, Emily
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21 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, you are seriously amazing! I can't imagine all the blood, sweat, and tear that went into making these costumes; but it's definitely worth it because they are gorgeous!!

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  2. That is the most adorable costume ever!!! I love it!

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  3. You are so talented! What a fantastic costume!

    Xoxo

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  4. Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented. I think I have gown envy ;-)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh my, these are truly amazing. You are crazy talented! Kudos to you!!! :)

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  6. Wow. Just wow. You are so talented! Wish I had the patience... ;)

    www.callmemaggie.com

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  7. I remember those from last year.they are lovely!!!

    www.fashionmemos.blogspot.com

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  8. Those are amazing, and even more impressive that you made them yourself! You go all out when it comes to costumes!

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  9. Oh my gosh, how fun! I can't bekieve that you made that!!! Crazy good. Can 't wait to see ther projecs. Post some quilts, i love quilting too! Took it up about 10 years ago, and didn't know how to sew at all the night before i took a wuilting class!

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  10. Both costumes are AMAZING. I love all the details you put into them. :)

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  11. Wow what an amazing costume. From a sewer I can see all the work that went into that great job!

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  12. Wow- these are amazing! Did you add all the gold details to the navy suit as well? Did you make the navy suit?

    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow, this is amazing! Happy Halloween to you and yours :)

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  14. Freaking wow! This may be my fave I've seen so far, which says a lot because I feel like awesome costumes are everywhere! And you look amazing!
    -Carylee
    morepom.blogspot.com

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  15. I absolutely adore your costume - wow! That is by far the best costume I have seen in a LONG time!

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  16. these costumes are so amazing!!!

    www.heyitsingrid.com

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  17. I am going to attempt to make my first costume, would you mine sending me the details of yours? Type of fabric, approx yardage, how many tiers your skirt is?
    Thanks! (Email: Bryannasnyder -at- Gmail
    Bryanna

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  18. I will be attempting my very first costume this year. Would you mind telling me the details of your costume? Type of fabric, approx. yardage, how many tiers in your skirt, etc??
    Thanks!
    Bry

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