Sunday, October 27, 2013

21 KCW: Sherpa Raglan

 Well this past week was an epic fail for my KCW projects 
I've been working more hours which leaves sewing time next to nil. It sucks. Talk about having serious sewing withdrawals... anxieties, insomnia, bolts of fabric dancing in my head...
At least I managed to get one project done. Better than none, right?! Right.
 This picture pretty much sums up how much Lala loves this dress.
My inspiration was this lovely via Pinterest.
I used pattern 3/5 from Simple Design Boys and Girls Clothes (you can get it HERE) as my foundation and it worked like a charm.
The sleeves are a super-uber soft sherpa like stretchy knit I found at one of my local fabric shops,  the main fabric is bamboo terry knit (mmmm.... yummy) and the cotton ribbing is from one of my L.A. trips. 
 I made it a bit big so that Lala can get a lot of wear out of it. I'm guessing this will last well into spring. Stretchin' that dollar bill, yo!
I'm very curious how the sherpa will hold up after a gazillion washes. If it holds up, I'm buyin' me some more... sherpa for everybody! What do ya think... sherpa underwear? No?
Maybe not a wise choice.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

24 Hoodie Scarf: A Revised Ear Tutorial

Hi folks!
You may have seen my 'new and improved' hoodie scarf over at Tasha's blog (HERE) and I thought I'd share with you the changes I made to make the perfectly placed ears. Nothin' like a good set of ears, no? 
If you haven't read the original tutorial, please do so as this tutorial is a supplement. For hoodie lining, scarf and supplies  please refer to the original post(HERE).
Let's begin!
Above are the hoodie scarf pattern pieces you will need (scarf pattern not shown). Pay particular attention to the cutting directions for the 'center strip' piece.
For the main fabric center strip piece, you will need to add 3/4" to the length. Measure 3" from either short end of the strip and cut. This short strip should be the same length as the top short edge of your 'front side pieces'.
With right sides together, stitch your short strip to the front side pieces.
Your front hoodie scarf piece should look something like the diagram above.

Next, follow the directions in my previous tutorial (HERE) to make the ears. From the center of the back edge of the front hoodie scarf, measure the distance you would like your ears to be apart. ***A 2" distance in-between worked best for me, but you can increase or decrease the measurement to better suit you.*** Pin and baste in place with right sides together. Set aside.
Starting from the top edge of the side pieces, take your long center strip of main fabric and with right sides together, stitch in place. This may be a bit tricky for some, so take your time! Trim off any extra fabric from the center strip.
With right sides together, stitch your front piece to the back piece. Flip front piece over.
Flip ears up and press seam allowance forward. Topstitch about 1/8" from the seam to secure the seam allowance in place. This step will help keep the ears upright.
You have yourself a perfect set of ears!
For the remaining steps, just hop over to the previous tutorial (HERE)and you got yourself one purrrr-fectly sweet hoodie scarf!
Make someone happy... make a hoodie scarf!
P.S. Don't forget to share your creations on our Flickr group (HERE). 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

7 Craftgawker Make: Window Clings

I love Craftgawker.
I found this awesome tutorial via Pink Stripey Socks on how to make your own window clings using contact paper and paint pens.
I thought this would be a perfect project for Mr. to do. He says he's not creative...
huh... really.

 We added some Halloween gummy clings from Target to give a little more pop.

A perfect Daddy and Lala project.
Folks, you gotta check out Pink Stripey Socks for some awesomely crafty tutorials. Make sure to say hello for me!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

0 Ghastly Doings

Happy October friends!
There is some ghastly doings happening over at I Seam Stressed blog.
So hop on your broomstick,
turn into a bat,
slither your way,
whatever you have to do... just get THERE and see what I sewn to kick off the Halloween season!

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