|Ruffled shirt, round one. My little pirate, still my favorite|
costume. It's tragic that this is the only picture I have
of him in it!
The original shirt was made from some pantaloons from a thrift store, worn upside-down. The waist is still the waist, but the legs became sleeves, and the neck was made from a hole in the crotch. (I washed them first, don't worry!) I cut the lace cuffs off and they became his ruffled collar, along with some white fabric from a handkerchief, a blue ribbon, and a jewel from the blazer I recycled for his pirate coat. I love recycling old clothing into costumes, because the sewing is halfway done for you!
What was your favorite Halloween or party costume as a child? What was your most memorable improvisation?