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Vampire pumpkins!

Okay, my three-year-old niece, Little Bit, insisted on being a, “nice pumpkin, not a scary pumpkin, but with big teeth and fangs” for Halloween this year and that her baby sister, Boo, wanted to be “a pumpkin just like me”.  We drew the face together–


And then I started looking for patterns.  It took six patterns to make Bit’s outfit, and three for Boo’s, only one out of them was vintage.  Sinplicity 8833 is from the late 80s.


  We hated the hat on the modern pattern, and so we found this one to use for our pumpkin lid hats.

I love the results, though!  The girls look absolutely adorable, and they’ll be the only vampire pumpkins around! 

More on my blog–Granny Lane Sewing.

About the author: I’m a trained artist with a BA in art from Georgia State University as well as a BA in Creative Writing. I’ve been sewing since I was three when my seamstress grandmother put a needle in my hand and taught me to make stitches. 😉 It was all downhill from there. Right now, most of my sewing is for my nieces and nephew, and I love making cute clothes for our cute kids. I’m also handicapped and homebound, so it sewing is a hobby that keeps me from going looney tunes! I discovered vintage kids’ patterns in 2010. Since aside from length, dresses for little girls haven’t changed much since the 1930s, my three-year-old niece ends up with mostly vintage dresses. As her baby sister grows into toddler sizes, we’ll have two little girls in vintage dresses running around!

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  • Lizzy October 26, 2011, 2:09 pm

    Very cute!!

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