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You would think that considering how much I love dressing up in period clothing and sewing, I would have had created some wildly ambitious costume for Halloween 2010. You’d think that. A lack of any real Halloween plans other than Trick-or-Treating with Pen and her friends and watching some baseball dictated a boring old costume of my everyday clothes. Penelope and her friends looked adorable, however. And I did manage to make a little pelisse to match Pen’s dress.

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On Friday, however, I did manage to dress up for our office Halloween party. I wore the World War II – era Red Cross nurses aide uniform I purchased in Gloucester, MA earlier this year

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Hope everyone had a fun Halloween!


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Love Pen’s ear to ear grin in the first photo! So cute! Love your nurses uniform! What a find!

  2. Love that Micah is in FULL character, here. You must’ve caught one of his “Arrrrr” pronouncements with this one. Awesome!

  3. SO CUTE! What lovely little children!

  4. Hi there! I’ve been following your blog for some time now, and thought I’d pop in to say hello.
    Pen’s outfit is so tasteful! And she is soo darling in the first photo. She looks soo happy!!
    And your nurse outfit is quite charming as well. Very awesome!

  5. Well she looks so cute and so do her friends. Nice to see she was having fun.

  6. OMG, I love your nurse’s uniform! Does anyone know if you can get a pattern for that anywhere???

  7. a big and happy smile.

  8. You are charming and delightful. But sometimes I think there is something ‘off’ about your outfits, and the nurses costume finally made me realize what it is. Girlfriend, you need a better bra! I say this anonymously but with affection. :)