If you can sew and need to know where to find sewing patterns for Halloween costumes, all you have to do is find them online. Unfortunately more and more brick and mortar retail businesses catering to fabrics, patterns and other sewing notions are becoming a thing of the past. Luckily, the internet is a great alternative if you love sewing. Now that Halloween is upon us simply from the candy and other related items on display in stores it’s a good idea to find the costume pattern you want as soon as possible.
McCalls.com is a pattern company that has been around for decades. Their website is filled with numerous Halloween sewing patterns. However, the theme for these costumes is ideal for both children and adults. They are storybook characters for kids and period costumes for adults. These storybook characters we have grown up with go hand in hand with the period costumes as you will soon see. Now here are 10 featured patterns to consider for Halloween, whether for trick or treating or maybe for that fabulous costume party you go to every year. These themed costumes are truly timeless and never out of style.
1.) Off to the Renaissance Fair – M6141 ($5.99 or $8.99-Printable)
Many cities across the country have Renaissance Fairs where all the participants are in true character with the time period both in costume and the way they speak. These are very popular events to go to. They have some here in my local area every year. Why not dress up like you’re going to a Renaissance Fair? There are pattern sizes for Kids (3-4, 5-6, 7-8) and Adult Misses (SML-XLG). The pattern costs shown are for either having it mailed to you or the printable pattern you receive immediately. These are beautiful long dresses to wear as a set for mother and daughter or separately.
2.) The Victorian Era – M6097 ($5.99 or $8.99-Printable)
A stunning period costume featuring one pattern only in Misses sizes AA 6-8 10-12 or EE 14-16 18-20. There are no Girls or Teen sizes available. Some of the suggested fabrics to purchase are satin or brocade. This is ideal for a costume party.
3.) Medieval Times – M5499 ($5.99 or $8.99-Printable)
Numerous storybook characters with kings, queens, princes and princesses take place during this ancient time. One thinks back to King Arthur and the Round Table. There are even restaurants set in this time period where you can even watch some jousting. Once again this is a mother/daughter set that can be worn separately for either the adult or child. Girl sizes are 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and Misses are SML-XLG. The pattern also comes with the cone headdress with its flowing scarf at the top.
4.) Princess for a Night – M5906 ($5.99 or $8.99-Printable)
Now we come to one of several Princess costumes that will be very popular for the little girls to dress up as on Halloween. Once again here is another matching set for mother and daughter in Girls (3-4, 5-6, 7-8) and Misses (SML-XLG). These feature the costumes in satin with sheer material for the sleeves. All you need is your own tiara.
5.) A Beautiful Princess – M5731 ($5.99 or $8.99-Printable)
If you want a different pattern instead for a Princess costume this features an upright collar and full length long sleeves. You can choose from the ¾ sleeves or the long flowing style. There are two different patterns enclosed for these styles. One features a tied-up bodice and the other is a plain front on the top of the dress. Either way you’ll still look like a princess. The sizes are Girls (3-4, 5-6, 7-8) and Misses (SML-XLG). It can be worn as a mother & daughter set for trick or treating.
6.) Princesses to Be – M5207 ($5.99 or $8.99-Printable)
These are the last of the featured Princess costumes that come in only Children’s and Girls’ sizes (CCE 3-4 and 5-6) (CHJ 7-8, 10-12-14). There is a pattern enclosed for the crown that matches the material of the dress costume. You will find four different patterns enclosed with different sleeves to choose from.
7.) Snow White, Cinderella and others – M2856 ($5.99 or $8.99-Printable)
The last remaining Halloween sewing patterns are exclusively of familiar storybook characters we have all come to enjoy. There are five different patterns for Children’s and Girls’ sizes only. Here are Snow White, Cinderella, Maiden, Princess and the Wicked Witch. All fairytales have to include an evil character to show conflict. The pattern sizes available are CD 2-3-4. What a perfect costume to wear for a Halloween costume party or out trick or treating.
8.) Angels, Devils & Witches Oh My! – M6186 ($5.99 or $8.99-Printable)
You’ll certainly find these characters in countless storybooks. If you don’t want to go as a Princess or in a period costume you can certainly go as an angel or devil or a witch. Without question these are the most popular costumes of all on Halloween. There is a pattern for angel wings. Once again they come in only Children’s and Girls’ sizes (CCE 3-4 and 5-6) (CHJ 7-8, 10-12-14).
9.) Alice in Wonderland & Friends – M4948 ($5.99 or $8.99-Printable)
She’s a very popular storybook character whose costume is very simple, almost street-like, but it’s instantly recognizable. You can choose from her or the Queen of Hearts for a more elaborate character and costume. However, five patterns in all are enclosed. It also features Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz along with the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the East. We’re back to the mother/daughter set in sizes Kids (3-4, 5-6, 7-8) and Adult Misses (SML-XLG). Now it’s either down through the rabbit hole or follow the yellow brick road.
10.) Little Red Riding Hood & Alice – M6187 ($5.99 or $8.99-Printable)
Finally we come to another recognizable storybook character whose costume is simple, yet recognizable, thanks to the famous red cape. She is none other than Little Red Riding Hood. There are four patterns enclosed, including the one for the cape. An Alice in Wonderland character is also another option to go as. What better way to attend a costume soiree or a night calling out “trick or treat” then as a mother/daughter team in sizes Kids (3-4, 5-6, 7-8) and Adult Misses (SML-XLG). Unfortunately a picnic basket is not included as a pattern for Red Riding Hood. Those are sold separately.
Now you can feel totally unique with your own created Halloween costume from these selected sewing patterns found online. They are from recognizable storybook characters and time periods in history that are still popular today in various forms of pop culture. A majority of the patterns are for girls, but there are just as many for adults too. The next question to ponder is who do I want to go as?
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