Somehow, we managed. Target didn't have any plain white knee high socks or tights in Rebecca's size, and on Wednesday night I was kind of panicking when I remembered an old pair of the girls' footless tights that had a teeny paint stain on them. I'd dumped them in the box designated for charity, so I pulled those out and with some pinking shears, fabric marker, a can of Sprite and tape, I transformed them into Pearl the Cloud Fairy stockings.
With pinking shears, I cut the legs off as long as possible, then stretched one over a soda can. Using tape as a spacer and to mask off the areas I didn't want painted, I just colored stripes with a pink fabric marker that I had left over from Rebecca's birthday party. The tops rolled in on themselves, didn't need hemming at all and it was pretty perfect. I didn't spend a dime, and it was very MacGyver-ish of me, don't you think? I don't think my husband or Rebecca was sufficiently impressed.
And speaking of Jessie, here's the only sharp photo I could find of her in the hat.
Trust me, it looked cute, and with a Hello Kitty Halloween T-shirt and the skirt I made last year, she was stylin' during trick-or-treat. I also made some quick, reversible treat bags from the glittery ghost fabric seen in the background of the first photo and some Halloween Hello Kitty stuff I found at Joann. Of course they wanted the HK facing outwards.
There was plenty of loot for all... I'm off to sneak some Reese's cups.