Ending the 1st Month of the Year With A Bang!

I have started off this year in a bit of a fog, both feeling relieved that 2020 has closed and 2021 has begun and feeling slightly overwhelmed by events and some known coming changes of the year. Prior to the year closing out, I had decided that I would join the #Sew365Project on Instagram. In this challenge, you commit to getting to your machine each day, presumably to sew a small project such as a quilt block. Because of my mental health and an upcoming cross country move, I had already decided to place less pressure on myself making this challenge a bit more my own. And that as long as I am working on a project, not just at my machine that I am accomplishing the spirit of the challenge. I would post all my makes at the end of the week on IG. I decided to approach it this way because some of my upcoming projects involve applique and just cutting all the pieces then mounting can be time consuming, and while I am not at my machine, I am working in my sewing space and creating.

Additionally, since I dabble in mixed media work, I figured I would include those projects as will since I often use many hours of a day working on them and often find that I can only work on this project for a few days in a row.

I have also committed myself to really work on quilting this year. I have signed up for a quilter’s swap, started a temperature a day block (I assume I will work this project weekly or at least a few days at a time, since I tend to cut then sew.) I did figure out I need to change up my colors because this first 3 weeks has been boring with colors😂

I sewed masks this month for Sweet Pea and now need to work on sewing up mask panels for the Bear. His are a bit more work because of his sensory issues and he needs wire in the nose piece. I’ll get his figured out soon and probably posted during a monthly catch up post like this one later!

As usual I will be in the 52 Week Sewing Challenge and may or may not actually post my makes in the group (I do usually forget but the plan is always to fall along and pray I don’t fall off before May.)is usually always organize your sewing space.


1 Jan 4-10 Organize Your Sewing Space

2 Jan 11-17 Sew a WIP/UFO
3 Jan 18-24 Make a pattern you already own but have never sewn
4 Jan 25-31 Sew Something for Your Feet or Head

Week 1 usually always consists of a sewing room clean up. This year I am in the middle of a move and don’t actually have a dedicated sewing space so I will enter it during the makeup thread.

Week 2 and 3 are a bit combined for me as I have both a WIP started AND have a pattern that I own that I have never made before (Sweet Pea typically does not like jogger/sweatpant style pants.) A WIP or UFO is the favored abreviations for Work In Progress or UnFinished Object. My WIP is a choice that I had cut the pattern but not the fabric as it arrived Monday. I used a couple of patterns from the Sofilantjes brand The Semper Sweater and Domi Sweatpants. These patterns will be featured in an upcoming showcase with Sew PDF Showcase. Speaking of the Sew PDF Showcase….I have a profile listed that’s new and will be working on guest blogging over there every now and then….which is very exciting!

Fabric from a current preorder with Shear Madness Fabrics.

I participated in the last Sew PDF Showcase, featuring the I Glove You pattern from Make It Last Patterns- you can find my blog post on it here! This makes a super cute gift for someone and goes together really rapidly!

I’m working on the another Sew PDF Pattern Showcase plus the Free Bingo that closes at the end of this month which will get me my week 4 entry that I am super excited about. You can find information about the 12 Freebie bingo on the Sew PDF Pattern Showcase Blog.

Sew I think I have caught you up on all my sewing…though I also have a couple of other projects that didn’t get listed because they are gifts and I’m not sure if the person reads the blog.

Pattern Review and Sale: The VersatiliTee from Buttons and Bibs

I recently joined the Sew PDF Pattern Showcase as an affiliate so I now get the opportunity to sew lots of small independent pattern companies. As an affiliate I will be receiving a small commission for any sales generated through the links posted.

I’m posting this late so the sale that ran for Buttons and Bibs Versitilitee no longer is running (sick kids and spouses make you loose track of time.)

I was dying to try this pattern because I wanted to use my wine fabric I had been keeping for a bit and I wanted a new lounge shirt (that will go with quarantine loungers soon hopefully.

Pattern details:

  • Sizing runs 00-38+
  • Front Neckline options: Boatneck, Scoop and V-neck
  • Back Neckline options: Boatneck and V-neck
  • Sleeve options: Sleeveless, Short, Elbow, 3/4, long with ruching options for 3/4 and long sleeves.
  • Side Rouching option
  • Full Bust Adjustment piece included
  • Thoughts on pattern fit:
    I enjoy the overall fit of the pattern. I love that a full bust adjustment is included so that means the only alterations I needed to do right away are for my height. I added 1 inch in the shoulder and 2 at the waist since the pattern is drafted for 5ft 5. In the future, I should do a narrow shoulder adjustment as the shoulder seam sits a bit wide on my shoulders (it is not unusual for me to need to do a narrow or round shoulder adjustment.) Though with knits I typically don’t worry about it, I am pretty happy with the width of shoulder coverage. In the end this pattern will be a keeper to make more in the future for myself.

    Spring Fling Blog Hop

    Oooh it’s been a minute- I have been sewing weekly but it is that chaotic time of year where it’s the perfect storm of sport seasons changing, annual appointments for all of Sweet Pea’s specialists and now with the self quarantining and having to teach school. I’m going to be doing something I have never done before and if you read all the way to the end AND COMMENT, I’ll draw a name for a free pattern from Goober Peas Designs Patterns (the pattern company I used for this post today!)

    I love when spring comes. It feels so delightful to be outside with a light weight jacket after being bundled up for so many months on end. But with that shift in weather comes digging through my children’s closets to ensure they have what they need for the weather transitions.

    This year Sweet Pea asked for ALLLLLL the dresses. Which isn’t all that unusual for her, she loves dresses. She added she wanted length and twirly to the request.

    So this means figuring out new patterns or even better, with all the uncertainty currently going on, digging through the depths of all my patterns and creating fun mash ups.

    I decided to fill the request of the wee one I wanted to use bits and pieces of a couple different patterns from Goober Pea Designs Patterns to create a whole new look for her.

    I got a super fun farm print from Shear Madness Fabrics and I knew I wanted something with colorblocking.

    I started with the Hip 2 B Square tee which has a ton of features:

    • Youth sizing of 0-3mo to size 20
    • Basic Tee
    • Short and long sleeve options
    • Sleeve colorblocking with optional venting
    • Full or partial color blocking of the bodice

    I opted for the short sleeve (Sweet Pea is not a fan of long and it would have been my preference due to the time of year but she was having none of that) with colorblocking of the sleeve and bodice. I left off the bottom colorblocking panel on the bodice and trued the back to match since I was attaching a skirt to the hemline. I also lengthened the sleeve a bit because Sweet Pea prefers elbow length sleeves.

    Next to work on the twirl factor and make a dress from the top. I could have gone with the Addison/Sadie add on pack that would have added a circle skirt but I knew with the request of maxi dress length it meant making an adjustment. So I decided to hack/mash it with the Talia Tiered Dress (which is free to newsletter subscribers.)

    Talia has a few fun features:

    • Sizing from 0-3mo- size 14
    • Sleeveless, short sleeves, long sleeves
    • 1,2 or 3 tiers to make peplum, tunic or dress length

    Since the 3 tiers puts the dress at close to a tea length, I knew it would be easy to add a 1.5 inches to each tier to get close to ankle length. It was soo much gathering. I also added clear elastic when attaching the skirt because I was worried about the weight of the skirts with the added length.

    She literally wore this dress for a week straight once it came off the machine so I would say this ended up being a successful mash up!

    Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop! 

    Sew Much Charm kicked off the Spring Fling with the  Spring Fling Giveaway!  A huge congratulations to the winners: Lorna P. of England & Patti V. of Texas!  Each prize package had a retail value of $191!

    Let’s keep the fun rolling this week with more sewing and more fun.  Sew Much Charm is now also hosting the Spring Fling Blog Hop and I’m going to introduce to you our Bloggers for the Blog Hop!

    Be sure to check each day by 6AM (Central Standard Time)!  Each day there will be a blogger (or more) doing a giveaway!  So be sure to check each blog post & just comment on their blog post from this blog hop and you are entered to win!

    Monday Sew Much Charm & Vlogger Sewing From Scratch

    Tuesday –  TPtheModestDoll22 & That’s Sew Venice

    Wednesday –  SewGr8ful & Sequoia Lynn Sews

    Thursday –  Let’s Go Hobby! & The Sarcastic Sewist

    Friday –  The Bear & the Pea Atelier & Wildflowers & Whimsey

    Week 5: Cheryl’s Pick, Upcycle Something

    This week I opted for more of a refashion over the upcycle. My definition of choosing refashion comes from using a RTW t-shirt we have had for a bit and turned it into a 100 day t-shirt for school.

    I asked Sweet Pea what she wanted for a design element and after a bit of time she opted for an appliqued unicorn.

    We went with a Unicorn Applique from the German Makerist and I got to work making a unicorn in the colors that Sweet Pea wanted.

    It was lots of stitching and a bit awkward since the shirt was a rtw shirt (note to self, next time I work on an applique for a shirt, it should be done before sewing the top together.)

    It turned out really cute now it was up to Sweet Pea to add 100 dots with various colors to decorate it.

    Our final product came out great!

    100 days of school all summed up in a fun project.

    Week 3: Sew with Sweater or Swim Knits

    So this is one of the few challenge rejected. I did sew a knit fabric, just not what was suggested.

    I did use one of my favorite fabric company’s in a strike off fabric Cosmic Fabric Creations that will open up mid-February.

    I chose to sew up new slippers for my tiny girl that always has cold feet. I went with the Canmore Cuddle Slippers from Goober Peas Patterns. I love that I can get a slim narrow for for her tiny width feet and ankles. Its the first time we have had slippers that fit more like a sock and close to her body.

    Sew Festive Holiday!

    It’s that time of year when we start working on holiday gift ideas. I really love including at least one handmade gift for my children so this year I am making several gifts from the Winter Wear Designs 12 Days freebie items to figure out what I actually want to make.

    This post I am all about the stocking stuffers and small gifts that won’t take very long for last minute gifts….

    I wanted to work on a variety of projects that will free me up from last minute rushing that seems to always happen at the beginning of winter break. I listed my projects in order of published dates but I worked on them 20 minutes here and there over a few days.

    The Animal Scarf: I really love this pattern. It is super cute and quick (except for trying to decide which features to give the critter you pick.) I went with knit for the accent pieces because Sweet Pea wanted her unicorn scarf to be a rainbow unicorn. I also used minky which while it created a plush cuddly scarf, its quite fiddly and I would recommend gluing the seams so they don’t slip or shift. I love the length for child size so I know for the few adults I’m gifting these to, they’ll be a great length. The knit fabric is from TKB Prints.

    This project took the longest out of all the projects I made. It took me roughly an hour because of the choices that Sweet Pea chose.

    The Wine Bottle Gift Bag: This is a gift that will be paired with a spiced holiday wine called gluhwein in a gift pack. This freebie has htv files so you can decorate with some fun sayings, take a look below.

    Or you could go with a fun or funky fabric for something a bit more playful like I did.

    This sew took 15 minutes and that’s only because I had to change my sewing feet to create a button hole. If you opted for tying the ribbon around the neck instead of making a casing for the ribbon, this project would take just a few minutes.

    Alpine fingerless gloves: This pair specifically was sewn for the little Sweet Pea who is a children’s size 3/4 in width and 5 for length on things. The Alpine gloves begin at childrens 8-12. Since she is just outside of the range and the seam allowance is 1/4 inch, I know doubling the seam allowance would decrease the sizing over all by 1 inch and would probably work. I did have to rework the construction a bit because the sizing was so small. I started with sewing the thumb seam (using the 1/2 inch seam allowance instead of the original 1/4 inch one.) Next, I hemmed the thumb and finger holes. I then sewed up the side with the thumb hole with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, hemmed the bottom and finished with sewing up the last seam with the same 1/2 inch allowance.

    This project took me 20 minutes start to finish even with changing the construction for the smaller size.

    Christmas Cactus: This was a freebie was a bit more time consuming. In 35 minutes, I made these 4. I did not use full felt because I had a fun fat quarter of Christmas lights fabric and thought it might make the cactus look decorated. So I chose to use fray check on woven edges and backed with felt. I also used Pellon EZ5S Easy Steam Fusible Webbing to bind everything together prior to stitching. The bulk of the time I spent on these was the detail stitching, you could skip it (as well as stick with felt or fleece fabrics) and this would make a 20 minute or so project giving you 4 small gifts. These will go on containers of chex mix with tags for the kiddos teachers.

    Earbud case: This was a super quick sew. I knocked 2 in about 20 minutes. I will eventually make 12 more for friendship gifts for the kids and wanted to try both the snap and the zipper to see the kids’ preferences for their friends. The beautiful Chibi Sailor Moon cats is a current preorder from Cosmic Fabric Creations. This preorder includes Sailor Moon, the Valentine Glitter hearts I showed off in the last blog I did and coming soon Baby Kevin. This project also comes with HTV emoji faces to decorate and has the button, zipper and snap options plus a hanging or wrist strap option.

    The Hipster pack: This one might be my favorite gift so far. The pattern is straight forward and easy to follow. Typically, I muslin everything but went straight into using a beautiful hand dyed knit from Over the Selvage that is a current open preorder. The fabrics in this round are all designed to be dyed, colored or painted. I really don’t want to give this gift up because it is amazing.

    This project took me roughly 30 minutes.

    So there we go, half of our handmade Christmas gifts are all done! Which freebie do you like best?

    Don’t forget to join the Winter Wear Designs Fun Facebook Group to see this year’s freebies.

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    Don’t miss out on any stops along the tour:
    November 25
    Suzanne of Winter Wear Designs
    November 26
    November 27
    Alyssa of the Sewing Goat Herd
    November 28
    Patricia of Sew Far North
    November 29
    Livia of Liviality

    Sew Long Summer Tour

    It’s the end of the summer, and the kids are finally back in school- yay! And most of us that sew are starting to shift our focus sewing on Halloween costumes and Christmas gifts.

    This year rounding out the summer sewing for me are a variety of capsule style items that can be used with layering pieces. Sweet Pea loves dresses so long sleeve bodysuits and skirts that are longer and paired with leggings and leg warmers underneath allow her to still feel like a princess but be fully covered.

    This year I decided I want to do a series of photos of Sweet Pea embodying different types of Goddesses and fairies. And I knew this was the perfect opportunity to start that series. As we go into fall my inspiration uses beautiful dark rainbow watercolor fabric from Cosmic Fabric Creations.

    We sat down with some croquis and tried to figure out what would fit the guidelines for the end of the summer- it needed to have sleeves yet still work for layering, otherwise as we are going into very long months of cool weather there would be very little wear of a fabric Sweet Pea absolutely adores.

    In the end this is what my daughter decided on.

    I started with picking out the green so I knew what kind of body suit to go with. In the end Sweet Pea chose a muted green which was perfect for the new Logan Bodysuit from Rad Patterns. This is a snap crotch lapped bodysuit going from newborn sizing all the way up to a size 20+ in childrens (plans for an adult version are in the works currently.) It is part of the accessibility line that Rad Patterns offers. And it is currently on sale so get it before it goes to regular price.

    I love it because the fit is amazing (I graded between a size 3t width and 5t length and I imagine I will have to make several more to go under overalls, dresses and skirts. And when she wears skirts and dresses we can leave off the bloomers and she can get in and out of it on her own to use the bathroom.

    After that it was on to the skirt using that beautiful fabric above. The Kaleo Skirt from Eunoia patterns seems like a perfect fit. Since it had lots of gathers and was long like a princess skirt. Now Sweet Pea has a beautiful princess dress to wear for school fall music concerts and for when she just wants to be a princess. The Kaleo has excellent drafted instructions and since the skirt pieces are rectangles, offers both pattern pieces and a cut chart. The pattern also includes a slim cut top that can either be a crop or long and have short or 3/4 sleeve. I would have used it since it came with the pattern but Sweet Pea wanted something that would stay tucked in while playing.

    She added a paper flower crown and I think she looks like a woodland fairy or Goddess and I feel like this looks almost exactly like the croquis above😍

    We’re kicking off the Sew Long Summer blog tour this week. We have some really fun and inspiring creations for you again this year.
    Sew Long Summer is all about getting those transitional wardrobe pieces ready; finishing up all those things we meant to make this summer; and well, basically whatever Sew Long Summer means to you.

    The full tour includes these talented sewists, so I hope you’ll follow along and comment on their posts this week.
    Sept. 9th Sewing A La Carte, mahlicadesigns, Sewing Vortex, Sewing With Sarah
    Sept. 10th The Bear and Pea Atelier, Auschick Sews, Stitched by Jennie, Miss Marah Sewn
    Sept. 11th Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, A Rose Tinted World, mahlicadesigns
    Sept. 12th Little Heart Threads, Lulu and Celeste, The Crafting Fiend, Fils Anddraps
    Sept. 13th Petite Font, Sew 4 Five, The Sewing Scientist, Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, Kitty Makes It

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    Holiday Wear with Winter Wear Designs

    I love getting ready for the holidays. Sweet Pea is the lucky one, she ends up with several fun holiday looks. Last year’s official Holiday and Visiting Santa look was a fun non-traditional frock.

    This year Sweet Pea asked us for a fancy dress to see Santa this year. I had been eyeing the Winter Wear Designs Bateau Garden Dress and Bateau Bolero and knew it was the best dress to make.

    What I love about the patterns is that both come with Suzanne’s wonderful instructions and great sizing. The additional features for the dress include a side zipper, 2 different back options and a fun petiskirt. The Bolero will add a nice touch to add a little something to the dress by allowing me to create a basic garment with beautiful fabric and change it up with adding a cute cover up. Because I live in New England I am going to hack the bolero to be a full sleeve to give my daughter that little added warmth.

    I have some beautiful raw Japanese silk I would have preferred to use for me, but because I had a scant 2 yards, I was limited in its usage. But first to alter the Bolero to be longer in the sleeves, I took the pattern piece and taped an additional piece of paper to the pattern. I held the pattern up to Sweet Pea so I could figure out how much longer the sleeve needed to be. In the ended we decided she would be happiest with a 3/4 length sleeve. I extended out the sleeve length with a straight edge to create a longer line on the sleeve, giving Sweet Pea the coverage she needs to go without a jacket in the cooler air.

    Next it was off to get into fabric cutting and sewing. I really love the pleats of the Bateau skirt. It creates a beautiful shape for the dress. I really love the under-stitching technique used on the neckline. It is one I feel does not often get used enough to keep the lining in place.

     

    The finished dress and bolero are adorable! I cannot wait to go see Santa with this pretty dress! I love that the bolero is also reversible. I used the silk on one side and a pretty hacci on the other. I look forward to the weather being a tad less damp and getting a few pretty photos of my girl wearing her new “fancy dress” as she likes to call it.

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    Check out the #thankyousale, running through the 26th!

    • Save 35% off single patterns and pattern bundles Site Wide* (*excludes WW Wardrobe Builders) use code: THANKYOU2018
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    And get inspired to deck your own closet with all these inspirational posts!!!
    11/19
    11/20
    Livia of Liviality
    11/21
    Meriel of Elli and Nels
    Ilse of Sew Sew Ilse
    11/22
    11/23

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    All About the Outerwear Blog Tour

    I love fall! It’s absolutely one of my favorite times of year. The unfortunate thing is that I am always cold. Especially since I live in New England. I virtually live in cardigans and wool socks from October until March each year. Which is why I was very excited about a blog tour all about outerwear.

    I love Suzanne over at Winter Wear Designs and I love discovering how each pattern that I make for both Sweet Pea and me turns out to be a good fit for us. This time I decided to go with the Twin Peaks Cardigan for me for the tour instead of something for Sweet Pea.

    twin peaks

    The pattern has a semi fitted drafting being fitted in the bust and flowing out over the hips. Sizing goes from 00-24 and the sleeve is not cut on the fold so the armscye fits really nicely. It has the option for several different blocking back styles which means I get a pattern with multiple looks- that’s a huge win.

    I also decided it was the perfect time to use some brand new hacci sweater knit I got from Honeydew Kisses Custom Fabric . I love buffalo plaid and while I have never sewn hacci knit before I was excited to receive this just in time for the tour.

    I opted for the pointed back color blocking detail in stretch leather that I picked up in a destash. While Suzanne’s instructions are fabulous as always, I struggled with the point on the back detail but even though its not as pointy as it should be, it was still a pretty quick sew. I even decided to pull out my recently purchased coverstitch and have it join in on the fun.

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    I love how my kids have picked out rainbow thread this last time I got thread because now I have hidden rainbows in all my seams. But even more I love that this is a cardigan made from a fabric print, I have always wanted to own and that even better it has pockets.20181024_0857154872038959980941867.jpg

    Working with hacci is like working with any other knit fabric. It was lighter in hand than I expected and has a beautiful drape, however my serger did need a cleaning afterward because it had lots of fuzz. The stretch leather had nice movement but is a bit stiffer and why I opted for only using it for blocking (I had originally planned on using it for the neckband as well.) I really love that the two fabrics together give you just a bit of edginess while still being school errand friendly.

    My husband is out of town this week and there goes my usual photographer but I am so happy with how this turned out I have a feeling I will have a ton of photos to update this post with once he gets home next week.

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    I love, love, love this so much and am going to get so much use out of this new cardigan and already have a second out on the cutting table (I am thinking about hacking it with cuffs because I love thumbhole cuffs too)! Check in with the rest of the bloggers and see all their awesome outdoor makes below!

     

    Fall in love with every stop on the tour:

    October 22
    Ilse of Sew Sew Ilse
    October 23
    October 24
    October 25
    Meriel of Elli and Nels
    Jessica of Jot Designs USA
    October 26
    Livia of Liviality

    Monster Tour!

    It’s one of my favorite times of the year.

    Costume making time.

    My children start figuring out what they want to be in June because sometimes they want more than one costume. Costuming and cosplay allows my children to display their creativity in play and allows me to stretch myself with new patterns and pattern hacking to get the looks I want. This year, I was a tad bit sad when Baby Bear picked a store bought costume this year (his first one since grandma bought him his Thor costume when he was 3). Buuuttt Sweet Pea will keep me busy since she gave me a tall order of 3 costumes😂

    The priority costume is her Trick or Treat costume. We go Trick or Treating at malls and Trunk or Treat events rather than going house to house, so there are no limits on how ornate the costumes are (except whatever the children choose, they have to be able to wear thermals or base layers if needed because Halloween can be very cold here in New England).

    She decided for it she would have me make her an Elena of Avalor costume. First, we had to figure out if we wanted Elena’s ballgown or every day look. She decided that she would go with the every day dress.

    I was kind of hoping she’d go for the ballgown because that would have been a HUGE stretch for me.

    I am a big fan of hacking and mashing patterns as well as using patterns I already own, so I knew I already had the perfect patterns to create the perfect Elena look.

    To get the look, I had to mash 2 different patterns and I wanted to stay with only one pattern company. I wanted to use Eunoia Patterns since I knew they had a skirt with flounces, The Paradise Wrap. That would be the outer skirt to create the Elena look.

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    And the Kaleo for the base skirt and top.

    I decided to do a separate skirt rather than creating an actual dress so that Sweet Pea can wear the top if she wanted and I really love the fact the Kaleo came with a top as well.

    I started with the skirts. Using the Kaleo pattern, I followed the pattern as written until I got to adding elastic to the waistband. And constructed the Paradise as written to the waistband, as well. It was lots of gathering but I love the ruffle on the Paradise Wrap Skirt. Initally, I put a waistband on the Kaleo (sometimes all those gathers can break a needle and at that point I hadn’t started the Paradise yet to know if there would be gathers, plus I needed to check the length on my petite child) but in the end I created a binding with the original waistband so that there would be less bulk at the band. I made another Kaleo waistband and attached it to the Paradise with the binding of the Kaleo skirt.

    Next up was creating the top. I used the Kaleo top but made a few modifications to it. Its a snug fitting fully lined top but since I was adding the flounce along the neckline, I had to rethink that construction. In the end, I decided that I would bind the top, and that allowed me to get rid of the lining as well. Also the top is designed to use a band, I just added the additional length a band would add to the top.

    To create the flounce, I used the width of the ruffle on the Paradise top. After measuring the neckline, I multiplied that measurement by 1.5 so that the flounce would be ruffled but not so heavy with gathers it would make the binding thick.

     

    Once I got to this point Sweet Pea decided she needed a “pocket” for the Elena sword Daddy got her for her costume. That would have come in handy prior to attaching the waistband, but since it was an after thought I had to figure out a solution. Enter a sash!

    I made a simple sash that could tie around the waist and attached FOE (I just got this pretty sparkly FOE in and Sweet Pea was adamant I use it rather than the red I picked out) 6 inches from the center so she can have her sword attached for both Trick or Treating and for play and she isn’t limited to which side it’s on).

    I love how the whole thing came out! And I cannot wait to get pretty outdoor photos in the next couple of days (they will get added to the post once taken).

    The little princess squealed and immediately asked to put it on. I saw thats a win 😉

    This post is part of the My Monsters Blog Tour hosted by Tibecca Yao of Sewing by Ti. Come join us on a journey into a world full of costumes and Halloween inspired outfits!

    Monday, October 1st- Sewing By Ti (intro)

    2nd- Tales from a Southern Mom

    3rd- Shalini’s Sewing Space

    4th- Tenille’s Thread

    5th- Sewing By Ti

    Monday, October 8th- Back 40 Life

    9th- Family of Makers

    10th- Made for Little Gents

    11th- Big Fly Notions

    Sunday, October 14th- The Fairy Dust Bin

    17th- Sewing With D

    18th- 52 Week Sewing Challenge

    19th- Auschick Sews

    20th- Sew Cute Couture by Kathy

    Sunday, October 21st- The Bear and the Pear Atelier

    22nd- Seams Like Style

    23rd- Seams Sew Lo

    24th- My Heart Will Sew On

    25th- JOT Designs USA

    26th- My Sewing Roots

    27th- Manning the Machine

    Monday, October 29th- Frulle Mieke

    30th- Sew Like a Sloth

    31st- Sewing By Ti

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