May 16, 2013
It’s amazing how things sort of cosmically come together sometimes. A few weeks ago I was contacted by a woman organizing a Superhero 5K to raise awareness of bullying its long-term effects. She was looking for donations for prizes and had found my superhero masks and asked if I’d donate a set. I was so flattered and eager to help with anything she needed. I then discovered she was organizing the run in my city and had no idea where I lived! So I promptly registered The Hubs and I for the run and asked her if I could donate more. She happily accepted my offer.
It just so happens that the day before, a friend of mine shared a story about a paper-thin, washed-one-too-many-times, beloved Spiderman costume her son owns and how it caused a wardrobe malfunction at the least opportune time–with missionaries on her doorstep! It got me thinking about how I wished there were more options for boys and costumes of their heroes. There are all sorts of dresses you can make to look like Princesses or other girl characters, but boys are left with one-piece, horribly-produced, overpriced Halloween costumes that aren’t meant for the washing machine or daily wear.
So between the two, I was inspired. I’ve seen the hero shirts that have capes that velcro on them and they’re just not my style. Velcro quickly collects junk in it and loses it’s ability to stick to itself (yet manages to stick to other laundry in the washer), and it doesn’t stay on very well, no matter how new the velcro. It’s just not my favorite medium. So I decided I’d make an easy way to put the cape IN the shirt!
Why a cape? Well, because I firmly believe that everyone needs a cape.
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May 13, 2013
So, I’ve been doing a bit of sewing for my girls lately and I’ve been making the patterns up myself. I’m loving the way they’re coming out and want to share them with the world! It would take more than a simple tutorial so I’ve been kicking around the idea of making patterns for kids clothes to sell in my etsy store. Before I spent a bunch of time making them, I figured I’d gauge interest from you! So, would you be interested in either of these? And if so, would you be interested in testing sizes for me?
The first pattern is a ruffle romper. It comes over the shoulders and buttons on the front. This one on Chloe has covered buttons that are a little hard to see in the photos.
The second is this precious dress that can be made a thousand ways! It’s got contrasting bias tape and is a quick sew.
Sofie’s favorite feature is the pockets!
And a simple button closure is the perfect detail on the back.
So, are you interested?
May 6, 2013
Congrats to the winner!
If you didn’t win, stay tuned for the tutorial, coming soon!
Today starts Sew Mama Sew’s giveaway day (week)! I’m really excited to have you here and to give one of you this awesome shirt for a special little superhero in your life.
A wardrobe malfunction a friend of mine shared inspired me to create these unique shirts (tutorial to follow this week). I’ve seen plenty of superhero shirts with velcro capes, but velcro and I aren’t always friends. It’s scratchy, gets full of gunk, and after awhile it’s not quite so sticky anymore. So I decided to make a shirt that was the perfect blend of wearable costume and washable functionality for Mom but leaves plenty of high-flying imagination for your superguy. Or girl, crime needs all fighters, doesn’t it?!
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