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Free Project – Witch Hat

Free Project – Witch Hat

  PATTERN DETAILS Add a little magic to your Halloween crochet! Whether you’re looking to add a little spooky to your amigurumi, or give that mini pumpkin display a little something extra, this hat is sure to do the (magic) trick! — This little hat works up in no time, and makes a great accessory […]

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Free Project – Witch Hat

Free Project – Witch Hat

  PATTERN DETAILS Add a little magic to your Halloween crochet! Whether you’re looking to add a little spooky to your amigurumi, or give that mini pumpkin display a little something extra, this hat is sure to do the (magic) trick! — This little hat works up in no time, and makes a great accessory […]

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snow

Based on Snow White from Once Upon a Time I had so much fun making Snow White! It felt a little weird though, because other than the hand-beading involved, the rest of it actually went together really quickly — although I guess at this point I’m comparing with Ella and Elsa, both of which took/have […]

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10 Super Easy Last Minute Skirt Costume Ideas

Today we’ve got a round up of 10 super duper easy, last minute skirt costume ideas you can pull together in an hour or less! #1:  Check out our fast refashioned German Gretl skirt costume from the Sound Of Music. #2  This Cleopatra costume is a refresher of a previous year’s costume with a skirt, tips […]

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Halloween Costumes Made Easy

Halloween is coming soon and all around the sewing world I’ve seen many people getting to work on their costumes. Many members of the Curvy Sewing Collective are tackling more complicated projects, but Halloween sewing doesn’t have to be difficult. A quick look through some of the CSC’s favorite Tried N’ True patterns can give…

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Lace-trim bloomers!

Earlier in the year a friend of mine asked me to make her some ‘below the knee bloomers’, with frills and ribbons at the bottom of each leg, as part of a fancy dress outfit she was planning to wear to Shambala festival in August.  She sent me these images for inspiration. We settled upon […]

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Peaseblossom 

My friend and I throw this party every year. She doesn’t sew but is very artistic so we like to make costumes together. The past few years, we’ve basically come up with party themes based on what kind of dresses/costumes/outfits we want to make. This year’s was A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her parents’ house is on […]

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Peaseblossom 

My friend and I throw this party every year. She doesn’t sew but is very artistic so we like to make costumes together. The past few years, we’ve basically come up with party themes based on what kind of dresses/costumes/outfits we want to make. This year’s was A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her parents’ house is on […]

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Vintage Sewing: The 70s dress

Over summer, a good friend of mine turned 40, and had a 70s themed birthday party to celebrate.  I had a rummage through my vintage patterns and found these… …and a search through the online treasure troves of Minerva resulted in me finding this completely mental fabric that was very much the right price for […]

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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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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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