Meet Cornelius. "Do NOT call me Corny," he insists.
Charlotte is obsessed with bats. Last year she was a bat for Halloween. This year she turned the hollow at the back of one of my dress forms into a bat cave. There's a street nearby where the bats cluster under the street lights for a bug smorgasbord. As such, it's our preferred route between Heather Bailey headquarters and home. Bats are a thing around here.
Looking for some Halloween fun? Download my FREE Betty Boo Sock Doll pattern -- link posted in the sidebar under Free Patterns. This year I've added a new companion pattern, the Bat Couture Cape. It's FREE as well -- link in sidebar.
All you need is a Halloween sock, some great felt, and a few bits & bobs. We have a bunch of bat kits put together if you're looking for ideas. Move the bow from any Betty's ear to the top of her buttons and she changes gender; voila, Candy becomes Cornelius. Simple as that.
The cape is quick and easy to sew, but oh so formidable. For my next cape, I'm going for colorful felt, then embroidering the back with a web and a spider.