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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Some Adventure Time Play Costumes! LOTS of photos! HUGE! on: April 08, 2014 10:26:11 AM
Thanks everyone!

She wore her Finn costume to comicon and had a blast Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Merida costume for my six-year-old on: April 07, 2014 03:33:02 PM
Wow, this is amazing!  You did a great job on it.  I love the color Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Vintage Wool Suit Pic Heavy on: March 27, 2014 02:22:27 PM
No way!  That's amazing!  Thank you so much Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Sharpie Tie Dye Unicorn T-Shirt on: March 25, 2014 05:46:37 AM
This turned out amazing!  Thanks for the tutorial.  My daughter and I are going to have to try this Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Vintage Wool Suit Pic Heavy on: March 22, 2014 10:56:49 AM
They definitely knew more about sewing!  All I had to do was call my aunt and she walked me through it lol
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: A couple of fall outfits on: March 22, 2014 10:14:06 AM
Thanks for the replies Smiley  She loves it when I sew for her.  It's cute to watch her hover around the machine asking, "Is it done yet?"
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Vintage Wool Suit Pic Heavy on: March 22, 2014 10:00:54 AM
I bought a vintage 40's pattern off of etsy about a year ago and I pulled it out and it was completely foreign to me.  The pattern was full of holes and there hardly any markings.  A far cry from today's patterns.  Feeling defeated, I stuffed it back in the envelope and walked away (but I bought yards of wool plaid for it first)



Then, I had a challenge.  Project Run and Play's sew along had "Mad for Plaid" week and it was just the kick I needed to finally decipher the pattern.  So, scissors in hand, I started along a trip that took several days and many muslins, but I succeeded with a lot of help from my Aunt who helped me understand what the holes in the pattern meant.  It seems they were for matching up pieces a lot like we use x on patterns today.



See!  HOLES!

So, what I loved about this pattern was that it didn't spare any little details simply because it was a child's garment.  There are darts in the jacket, elbow pleats, a full lining and beautiful construction (if a better seamstress had sew it, that is.)  There are even instructions for how to make and insert shoulder pads.  Tiny little size 2T shoulder pads.  I love it!



So, here it!







It's a jacket, little hat and jumper.  THe jumper has completely removable straps which I love.  As she gets too tall for it, she can wear it as a skirt Smiley







I made the blouse too Smiley

8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Some Adventure Time Play Costumes! LOTS of photos! HUGE! on: September 17, 2013 12:58:55 PM
My daughter loves Adventure Time.  She watches our two videos non stop until I turn them off.  Last spring, she asked if I could make her a Finn hat after seeing one at the store.  This started a crafting spiral which led to the drafting and construction of green backpack and a lot of hollering while trying to resize a hat pattern I found online.  Of course, she also needed an epic sword, because what is Finn without his sword?

Here is the tiniest Finn in all her tiny glory


Littlest Cosplay by pixidance, on Flickr


Littlest Cosplay by pixidance, on Flickr


Littlest Cosplay by pixidance, on Flickr


The hat is white fleece.  I couldn't find the right colors for her backpack so I used wonder under to fuse the green broadcloths to white twill so that her backpack would be sturdier.  It has a button flap, but I really wish I'd just sewn a button on the front for looks and put a zipper in the top.  The whole thing keeps flopping open, but it's good enough to haul around her fairies and a couple of coloring books.

Her shirt was purchased at Hobby Lobby and the sword is a combination of foam core board, cardboard tubes, styrofoam balls, mod podge, elmers glue and craft paint.  I had the most fun making the sword Cheesy  It's nice and light so that she can swing it around easily but it still gives a nice oversized look Smiley

Now, onto Princess Bubblegum!

Her dress is a pattern I"ve made several times before.  I made an Alice in Wonderland dress and a Rapunzel dress.  It's a perfect princess dress because of the enormous poofy sleeves Smiley  Her crown is felt sewn onto extra stiff interfacing with craft wire up the front to help the crown stand up (it kept flopping over otherwise)  I made a tiny peppermint butler to go along with it since every Princess needs her butler.  He's just a two dimensional felt plush.  I used the pattern from this great instructable!http://www.instructables.com/id/Peppermint-Butler-Candy-Bag/


Princess Bubbleum by pixidance, on Flickr


Princess Bubbleum by pixidance, on Flickr

Princess Bubbleum by pixidance, on Flickr


Princess Bubbleum by pixidance, on Flickr
I am seriously in love with this guy!


Princess Bubbleum by pixidance, on Flickr
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: My very first skirt! on: August 30, 2013 09:53:07 AM
Great job!  Next thing you know, her closet will be full of homemade skirts Smiley
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: A Dress Fit for a Mushroom Kingdom Princess on: August 29, 2013 01:39:14 PM
This is perfect!  I am in love with this dress.  What is the name of the fabric?
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