The Three Musketeers

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The boys love the Mickey Mouse version of “The Three Musketeers” so it came as no great surprise when that is what they wanted to dress up as for Halloween.  I was probably more excited about it than the boys were because I’ve called them “my three musketeers” since the day Jack-Jack was born!

I’m too cheap to buy costumes unless they are on clearance after Halloween, so I thought I would just sew something up for them. Problem is, I don’t know how to sew much beyond an occasional pillow.  After my grandmother passed away, my aunt gave her sewing machine to me. I truly do want to learn and you can google anything, right?  I would make costumes!

The summer months passed by and the school season began.  “I really need to think about starting those costumes,” I thought. However, I greatly underestimated how full my days would be once the school began, and how many sewing materials I lacked to begin the process. It was time to throw any aspirations of me being some sort of flimsy version of Martha Stewart out the window.

BUT… I would make it work… somehow.  That’s what we mom’s do, right?  You find a way to make whatever “it” might be happen! After gathering some materials, I made some templates, and started to work.  As for my “needle?”  Well, “liquid stitch” would more than suffice for the costumes I was creating!

So, without further ado, here are our three musketeers!

All for one, and one for all!

Or, as Stitch would say, “All for one, and one for one!”

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