As a kid I used to watch Halloween specials from America with envy. How awesome – to dress up in costume, go out at night and collect sweets on the way.
We don’t do that here – and apart from the occasional nervous neighbour standing at the gate with a child doing the door knocking, it passes us by with barely an acknowledgement.
This year there is a disco going on for school, and my kids are wild for it. How exciting! The chance to dress up and go crazy. Can’t beat it.
So, on the request of Mr 8, I appliqued a t-shirt today. Not too overboard, and able to be worn later (cause I’m pesky like that).
Stage 1: draw a skull & cross bones on a piece of fabric and baste to purchased t-shirt.
Stage 2: follow the lines of your drawing with the sewing machine.
Step 3: Once you have finished going over your drawing, take some fine-pointed scissors and carefully trim off the excess fabric being careful not to cut into the fabric of the t-shirt.
Step 4: Enjoy!