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Madeline X 2 for Halloween!

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Just look at those girls! Little sweethearts, for sure (I should know, I'm their Grandma!).
My daughter Kristen has always loved dressing up for Halloween, and now she has a blast dressing  her 2 daughters ages 3 and 8 months for the holiday.
At the beginning of Sept she sent me a text with a photo of some Madeline costumes she had  seen on Etsy, with the comment: "Are you thinking what I'm thinking...?" YES! I jumped right on board and offered to sew the costumes for my granddaughters, as I knew I would have as much fun sewing them as they would have wearing them.
I knew I had Simplicity 4243 in my pattern stash.  I had made it before and so I  knew it would fit baby Estie:

Lucky for me, I have a sewing buddy who loves vintage patterns and often gifts me with  them when she finds them when scouring estate sales.
 This one is a Vintage Simplicity 5948 from 1965:

which was a perfect fit for Jolene, age 3! A quick run to JoAnn Fabrics for the blue twill, and  I was …