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Free Project – Butterfly Halloween Costume

Free Project – Butterfly Halloween Costume

PATTERN DETAILS Supplies: Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Sashay (super bulky 6) – 8 skeins (30yards/ball = 240yards) (27m/ball=216m) Yarn: Zoomba by Loops & Threads (super bulky 6) – 1 skein (114yards/104m per ball) Crochet hook size M (9 mm) Crochet hook size Q (16mm) Pink and white tulle 90 strips x 25” each total 187.5feet […]

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Rapunzel Dress (with handmade buttons)

I think my favourite makes are the ones that aren’t *for* anything in particular, just that I want to sew something and then I do. I found my sketches for a combination of different Little Mermaid outfits based on the Cosette Dress by Violette Field Threads – I did the classic ariel look as a two-piece right here, back in 2015 (woah what) but I had a bunch of other ideas sketched up including sebastian the crab and ursula the sea witch (they’re still pinned up on my irl pin board to make eddie one day). Anyway the sketches inspired me to do a rapunzel dress for eddie, since she’s short on princess dresses at the moment (she’s outgrown the Elsa and the Anna dresses I made her like, 3 years ago) (which I apparently never took photos of and blogged ._. )

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Buddy’s Book Week 2017 costume: Robin Hood

One of the things I really love about Buddy is that he thinks things through really carefully. He is more likely to try and find a solution himself than ask for help, which is sometimes good and sometimes not hehe. When the kids and I started to chat about Book Week costumes this week, Buddy […]

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Buddy’s Book Week 2017 costume: Robin Hood

One of the things I really love about Buddy is that he thinks things through really carefully. He is more likely to try and find a solution himself than ask for help, which is sometimes good and sometimes not hehe. When the kids and I started to chat about Book Week costumes this week, Buddy […]

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Eleven Dress (Stranger Things) and a mini tutorial for the bodice

Have you seen Stranger Things yet? I didn’t watch it for ages because I was certain that it was not for me, anything to do with horror and kids is just, no go (i get too scared!) HOWEVER it wasn’t THAT terrifying (okay there was a night I stayed up until 4am to watch a few episodes because it was a bit scary) and I REALLY recommend it. It made me wonder how many people get written off as having delusions when there’s actually something that has happened (okay probably not because of a demigorgon but, you know). I LOVED winona ryder as the mum, it was so cool seeing her in a role like that and I really loved Eleven as well – what cool female leads in this show!

ANYWAY I really wanted to make an eleven dress for eddie, the show is set in the early 80s, and I’m pretty sure i had like seven dresses similar when I was a kid! Using the Georgia Dress pattern by Violette Field Threads (again), I made a few adjustments to make it the way I wanted!

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Bunnys Book Week 2017 costume: Matilda!

And Book Week has come to Perth once more! I love Book Week and the excuse to dress up as your favourite book character. This year Bunny decided she wanted to dress up like Roald Dahl’s Matilda, one of her  favourite books. Though in all honestly, this kid is such an avid reader that she had […]

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Well Hello!

Long time no see. A year and a bit since last post but I’m still here. Over the last month I’ve been giving the blog a visual brush-up and dust -off. Lol, that’s been fun… fighting with themes, wrangling with css and making some big messes under the WordPress hood. Along the way this site … Continue reading Well Hello!

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Pattern Hacking for Cosplay

When I first started sewing, my main objective was costumes, costumes, costumes! I bought my first sewing machine because I was participating in a burlesque show and wasn’t able to find a costume in my size. I ran out and bought a little pink sewing machine for $100 and fabric and got started. The first…

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Pirates within the Disney Archives

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Disneyland attraction Pirates of the Caribbean. And with that, the Walt Disney Archives decided that their exhibit at D23 would be dedicated to pirates of all sorts! From early shorts to the latest in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. And since this was an amazing exhibit, […]

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Pride and Prejudice Preparation

Every year, I get together with one of my best friends and we spend a weekend together watching Pride and Prejudice (BBC, 1995), stuffing our faces with cheese, and drinking lots of wine.  We started this in 2004 I think, and since then we’ve both moved around quite a lot, changed careers, got married, and […]

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How to Make a Tutu: Newest One Minute Video

 Ok now really, is there anyone out there who can resist a cute little baby in a tutu? Check out my newest one minute eHow video for all of your little “squishies” out there. If you’d like to make a … Continue reading

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Dressing Downton

Earlier in the week, myself, Patrick, and a friend went to Anaheim’s Muzeo as they were hosting the touring exhibit, Dressing Downton, which features the costumes of British show Downton Abbey. As a fan of the show and vintage fashion, I leaped at the opportunity to visit! If you’re unfamiliar with the show, it chronicles the […]

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Ms. Frizzle dress!

So with most of my school work and teaching wrapping up for the semester,  I’m slowly working through documenting my backlog of projects.  First up; my Halloween costume!  Admittedly, Halloween is not my favorite holiday, so I haven’t been too excited about making costumes for myself or the kids.  Until this year 🙂

In case you’re new to my blog, my [very part-time] day job is as a Biology

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Vintage Pledge Pirate Dress

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! So my daughter needed a pirate outfit recently, to wear for ‘Pirate Day’ at school.  I knew about this in plenty of time, but, of course, I waited until the night before to get my ass in the sewing room to create something.  How else am I gonna be motivated and focused?!  IN NO […]

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Fine Finney Fiend

First off, Happy Halloween! I hope you all had a lovely pre-Halloween weekend! And that today brings you lots of fun tricks and treats! Over the weekend Patrick and I attended Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con. When I found out that in attendece were going to be Adam West and Burt Ward, the caped crusaders […]

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Bunny’s Twilight Sparkle headband

Bunny as you may recall if you’ve been ready this blog for a while, has loved My Little Pony for a loooong time and used to absolutely adore Rainbow Dash. She would dress up as Rainbow Dash for absolute hours, and insisted that she was actually her invisible friend. Then she turned 8 a few […]

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Mickey’s Halloween Party

Earlier this week Patrick and I attended one of Mickey’s Halloween Parties at Disneyland, an event that is one of the few chances where adults get to wear costumes at the Disneyland Resort. I had several costume crisis moments leading up to the event this year, and ultimately went with one of my laziest costumes ever, […]

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Pattern Review: McCall’s M7421 (Misses’ Rey Costume – from Star Wars)

Good morning readers! With Halloween around the corner, I’ll be departing slightly from our usual types of pattern reviews of everyday separates and dresses and am posting a review of a current Big 4 costume pattern: McCall’s 7421, which is their interpretation of Rey’s costume from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A little background on…

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Top 20 Super Simple Dress Up Ideas

dress up ideasOur Top 20 Super Simple Dress Up Ideas are great for kids who love to dress up! Wearing the right clothes, whether it’s a crown, swirling ballet skirt or builders hard hat, seems to complete their pretend play. The secret to the very best dress up costumes lies in the child’s imagination. If they feel the…

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Top 20 Super Simple Dress Up Ideas

dress up ideasOur Top 20 Super Simple Dress Up Ideas are great for kids who love to dress up! Wearing the right clothes, whether it’s a crown, swirling ballet skirt or builders hard hat, seems to complete their pretend play. The secret to the very best dress up costumes lies in the child’s imagination. If they feel the…

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Pattern Review: Simplicity 8187 (Misses’ Costume Dress and Cropped Jacket)

Pattern Name: Simplicity Misses Dress and Cropped Jacket     Size Range: Simplicity (Big 4) sizes 6-22. What size did you make? I sized up to a 28. What are your….. Measurements: 50-47-50 Body Shape: hourglass with a thick middle Height: 5’6” Bra size: 42DDD What adjustments did you make and how long did they…

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Sometimes Vogue patterns are wrong, or, The Matilda Wormwood Dress

Have you ever known a Vogue pattern to be wrong?  No?  Well, I have!  Earlier this year I was using the Vogue pattern V9142 as a basis for a custom design jacket I was making, and I found several errors with the pattern drafting.  The front and back did not match up at the shoulder […]

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31 Totally Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes for Boys

halloween costumes for boysThese 31 Halloween costumes for boys are handmade and TOTALLY AWESOME!! If your boys are anything like mine, they love to dress up year round, so your hard work is sure to see more than one night’s worth of action. There are just so many awesome homemade costumes for boys packed into this list! Also be…

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Halloween

I can hardly believe it is already October! There is a quote I always think of around this time of year: “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall,” and man is it true. You can feel it in the air. It’s like I breathe in hope every time I breathe […]

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The third little pig costume

One of the things i have always loved about my kids is how individual they are – and Buddy, that is him 100%. This year the second bookweek was talked about at school, he came home declaring he wanted to be the third little pig. I was confused, so he explained that he wanted to […]

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Fern from Charlotte’s Web costume

Last week was bookweek for my two big kids, and seriously I love book week. I always have a bit of a panic attack about making costumes at short notice, but at the end of the day, i really love it. This year – I got really lucky with Bunny. My darling girl is usually […]

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No-Sew Pokemon Ash Ketchum Costume

No Sew Pokemon CostumeThe only thing better than playing Pokemon Go as a family is going hunting dressed in a no-sew Pokemon Ash Ketchum costume. Because you gotta catch ’em all! We love using homemade costumes for kids to encourage imaginative play. And this just might be one of my favorites that we’ve done. No-Sew Pokemon Ash Ketchum Costume Here’s…

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MoonWalk Bra

Recently I was asked to adjust the length of three bridesmaid’s dresses, and when I went to measure up and pin to the correct length, one of the bridesmaids asked if I could customise her bra for a charity walk she was doing: the MoonWalk in Edinburgh, organised by a charity called Walk the Walk […]

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progress: Snow White // Irresistible Me extensions

Irresistible Me sent me these extensions free of charge. All opinions, hair-styling, and Disney obsessions are my own.  No, I haven’t finished Cinderella. And no, this string of Disney-based cosplays was not intentional. What happened was I was innocently browsing cosplay forums while binge-watching Once Upon A Time, when I came across a thread talking […]

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Firefly: Captain Malcolm Reynolds’ Browncoat

This month’s Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post is something a little different – not a novelty print dress for myself, but instead a vintage-style western men’s frock coat for my husband, who is off to Comic Con in Manchester this month. My husband is a lecturer in Film and Television Studies, and one of his […]

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