Okay, bad pun on words!! Well, the oldest two wanted to dress up like Saints this year for Halloween and unfortunately they don’t make those types of costumes to be purchased at the local stores…..so out came the sewing machine!

It was really easy to do! All you need is:
1) Kid (or whomever the costume is for)
2) Pencil
3) Tape Measure / Scissors
4) Sewing machine

Fold your chosen fabric in half, have your test subject lay down with their arms stretched out and proceed to draw around their arms (making ‘sleeves’) then a straight body. Oh, and make sure that their shoulders are even with the folded portion of the fabric. Cut out a hole for the head, and cut out the rest of the fabric on the lines you’ve drawn. Sew up the sides and voila! You’ve got yourself a versatile tunic : ) I used this tunic pattern for all 3 girls.

As for the other items, I found some help online, such as this site for making a hooded cape, and this site to help me figure out what they wore.

So here they are:

Marie as Our Lady of Guadalupe. You can find out additional information about our lady here and here.  (I stamped stars on her cape with a sponge cut in a star shape and some gold paint)

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Therese as St. Therese of Lisieux. For more information on St. Therese, click here.

St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux

Hannah as her Guadian Angel

The Guadian Angel

The Guadian Angel

They can also double as dress up clothes, which is really great!

My 3 Saints in Training

My 3 Saints in Training

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