Much as I love sewing, it can be a relief to not sew costumes for bookweek. This year my daughter went as the Queen of Hearts, using a princess dress and crown made ages ago (crown pattern from Ottobre), with a painted cardboard card. My youngest is the Saucepan Man from the Faraway Tree. My oldest is The Man in Black from The 39 Clues. We may not win any costume awards, but all children went to school happily...which as many other parents can attest, is not a given for dress-up days!