2023 Sunflower Seams' Spooktacular Costume Week: Day One

2023 Sunflower Seams' Spooktacular Costume Week: Day One

Hey there, it's that time of the year again, and we couldn't be more thrilled to dive headfirst into the spooky season with some extraordinary costumes. This week, we're showcasing some truly spectacular costumes, all crafted with Sunflower Seams patterns. Get ready to be inspired, as we take you through a week-long journey of costume creativity!


Today, we're kicking off right at the 50-yard line with Jenna! She created the most adorable cheerleader-inspired costume for her daughter. Grab your pompoms and join us as we cheer for Jenna and her daughter's unwavering team spirit!

Isla wants nothing more in this world than to be a cheerleader, “the real kind, like at the football games!” The drop waist style of Lily was perfect to make her dream come true! For the bodice, I simply left it sleeveless and color blocked the front with a little ribbon trim to hide the seam line.

All the schools in town use the Husky as their mascot, so I added a Huskies applique to the top to make her game ready! I followed the tutorial included for the pleated skirt, but had to do things a bit out of order to accommodate the two tone look. Instead of hemming first, I jumped to the pleating step. After making all the markings, I marked a cut line 1/4” in from each dashed line toward the center mark. I cut 4.5” width white panels in the same length provided for her size, giving me the 4”pleated piece plus a 1/4” seam allowance on each side.

Next, I sewed all the panels in, re-pleated, and followed the tutorial to figure out sizing for the side panels. Once all the panels were in I hemmed and added the ribbon trim! GO HUSKIES!

Throughout the week, we'll share tips, and inspiration to help you recreate these fantastic costumes using Sunflower Seams patterns. Whether you're a seasoned seamstress or a novice, there's something for everyone in our spooktacular lineup. So, grab your sewing machine, summon your creativity and let's make this spooky season one to remember with Sunflower Seams' enchanting costume creations.

Need more inspiration while you wait for day two? Check out previous year's costumes!

Ariel and Snow White
Witch and Beetlejuice

Happy Sewing!

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