To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Friday, October 31, 2014

An American Revolutionary War Patriot

"Mom, would you make a Patriot outfit for me for Halloween?  I want it to look like this..." (he shows me a picture that he has found in a book.) "I want the coat to be blue with the red on the front with silver buttons and a white vest.  I also want a pouch that the straps cross over my chest and I want to use Dad's muzzle loader."

A quick search of sewing patterns at JoAnn's and I found Butterick 3072.  Not sure how historically accurate this pattern is but the 12 year old I made it for is not so much about the historical accuracy as he is how cool he looks whilst wearing it!  And may I just say, he TOTALLY LOOKS AAAAAAWESOME!!!

All the accessories we had on hand...some boots I got at a thrift store, a tea stained looking pair of pants (I read somewhere that men dyed their pants and vests with tea?  Odd...has anyone else read this?), an old leather and deer hide satchel that my Dad gave me.  Greg's Indiana Jones leather hat that got re-shaped, and Greg's muzzle loader...Perfect!!!

May I present, Colton White, Patriot of the American Revolution.










That's my adorable handsome young man...ready for Halloween or any other dress up event that calls for a Patriot!

Be blessed my friends!

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26 comments:

  1. This is completely fantastic!!! How stinkin fun! Go Colton- I feel all defended and safe already. :)

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    1. I know how you feel! When I was taking his picture, my chest just swelled with pride and love!! I totally felt defended and safe!
      Blessings!
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  2. Perfection!!!! Proud of him for his choice .... And you did excellent, Gina :)

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    1. I feel the same way Diane! His choice for costume was a wonderful one!! Thank you!
      Blessings!
      g

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  3. He looks most becoming! haha Nice. I like it a lot! :D He looks good in it.

    Ruth

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    1. Thank you so much Ruth! I thought he looked rather dashing and handsome!
      Blessings!
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  4. Wonderful Outfit and Handsome Young Man... Well Done ! :)

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    1. Thank you!!! I think he is very handsome... His curls and smile make me happy!
      Blessings!
      g

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  5. Wow! This is fantastic! And he wears it so well :)

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    1. Thank you Katherine!! He felt pretty proud when he was wearing it!
      Blessings!
      g

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  6. He looks fantastic! Very original to come up with that idea..........smashing young man, just smashing!

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    1. Thanks Beth!! Yes, he is a smashing young man...this mama loves him so!!
      Blessings!
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    1. Thank you very much Kura!
      Blessings!
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  8. Fantastic costume on a very handsome young man!

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    1. Thank you Kat! It was so fun making it for him and watching his face everytime I did a fitting...he loves it!
      Blessings!
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  9. Handsome indeed. What a lovely smile! He exudes happiness. It's fantastic that you had accessories on hand!

    Best,
    Quinn

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    1. Thank you Quinn!! He is really please with how it turned out. I have a feeling he is going to be in the film or theater industry. He loves to design and dress up...
      Blessings!
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  10. He looks amazing! And reminds me of my younger brother in his teenage years. He always dreamed about a costume like this. What a pity, I couldn`t sew then ;)

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    1. Oh that is too bad! I think it is so fun when young men like to dress up like this! Thank you!
      Blessings!
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  11. I love it! He looks great. I miss the days of making costumes for my daughter. I've definitely read the tea thing and it turned out really well.

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    1. I know how you feel Tracey...My oldest doesn't trick or treat any more so he doesn't ask me to make him costumes. But I do make him ones for our Costuming group! I am glad someone else read about the tea dyeing...
      blessings!
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  12. This is so much more than just a Halloween costume. Love it. :)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely compliment Nessa!
      Blessings!
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  13. This is so awesome, it could easily be a movie costume! And your son will surely be a handsome gentlemen in a few years ;)

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    1. Whoo hoo!! Thank you for the wonderful compliment Eleonora! And yes, I agree with you about my boy...he will be quite handsome!
      Blessings!
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