I wanted the costumes to be a bit roomy so they could wear a layer underneath since it always gets rather chilly here around Halloween. So I first found a shift like dress that had a loose fit for the girls to use as the 'foundation' of the costumes. Then I created the patterns for the icing, dots, and the cup part. I had not worked on such a labor intensive sewing project since college but I must say I had a great sense of achievement when I was done with the costumes.
Now they hang in the girls room since their room has a "Sweets Shop" theme, which is perfect!
Please share one your more labor intensive projects, we would love to hear them!