After three weeks of late nights and finger pricking, my family and I went to King Richard’s Faire in Carver, Massachusetts. I made my dress from Simplicity pattern 3782, and my husband made matching musketeer outfits for himself and our son. We were excited to find matching man and boy musketeer patterns through McCalls, but failed to realize until I went to buy the pattern that the child pattern started at size 3–much too big for our 16 month old. Fortunately, we are a crafty family through and through. My husband improvised our son’s costume based on his own.