This year, for Halloween, M decided to dress as Mary Poppins. Even though she made the decision early (in August), I was still putting the costume together Saturday before Halloween. I wasn't completely lame. The main parts of the costume were done very early. This is the pattern I chose for Mary's coat:
Since it's an adult-sized pattern, I was a little nervous about altering it to fit my ten-year-old. We raided the older girls' closets and borrowed a black skirt and white blouse. The hat was a bit iffy. In the movie, Julie Andrews wears a black straw hat adored with daisies and beads. I couldn't find an appropriate shaped hat anywhere and ended up making one out of felt. I actually made it without a pattern!
A carpet bag was made out of clearance fabric:
And voila! My very own mini Mary Poppins!
The only thing missing was an umbrella with a parrot handle.