"RAIN"COR ELM PONCHO. SEW GEEKY RETURN OF THE GEEKS: EPISODE 2 PART II

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Unofficial title for this post: GLAMPING THROUGH JABBA'S PALACE!

Why you ask?

Well, because this is Mommy's Little Puppy "Rain"cor!

Say "hi" to everyone, little "Rain"cor!

"HAI!'

And the pattern for little "Rain"cor is from {affiliate linksWillow & Co.'s "Elm Poncho" (pattern by Celina) for their latest collection called "Wanderlust."  The tour is all about "glamping," a mash-up of glamorous and camping.  Since my outfit is a little more like glamping gone wrong, I couldn't resist the title!  I knew as soon as I saw the Elm pattern that it would be perfect for the rainy weather here and perfect for my Rancor look.

Why Rancor, you ask?  Because he is my husband's favorite character from Star Wars (which he calls "little puppy Rancor." A while ago he said, and I quote "I'd like to see you pull off a Rancor outfit."  

Well.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Once again, I got to check another item off my sewing bucket list.

I knew I needed to make a Rancor outfit!  I Found this perfect detailed brown pleather/vinyl at Jo-ann's. Then enter the Elm Poncho pattern, and all the pieces seemed to fall into place!  The fanfare played in my head as I dubbed the outfit "Rain"cor which is a name I am very proud of!

I did have to make some edits to make it look more "Rancor-like."

  • elastic casing around the face 
  • nostril pleats
  • stuffed, layered circle shoulder details to mimic Rancor's bulky shoulders
  • distressed vinyl claws

I lined the poncho in a green broadcloth because of the ooze (which I assume is his blood) that comes out of him when he dies.

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Gruesome? Yes.  Still cute?

Well I think so!

The pattern is really cute and has a bunch of different customizations.  I made it in the smallest size, 6-12months, so it's a little comically big on her, but I love it!  And it'll be handy for the rainy season here!

I definitely plan on making bigger ones for the girls.

The outfit underneath is a neat little sweatsuit that makes her look like a fashionable old lady to me!  At the same time, it seems very fitting for a baby rancor outfit.  It's weird how it works out like that!

The patterns are the same ones I used for this outfit (but the leggings are longer)

The fabric is an animal print knit has this neat bronze, metallic threading yet it's still soft to the touch.

The blanket she is on is a present from Rachael from Imaginegnats and is the fuzziest thing ever!!!

Now please allow me to indulge in some superfluous pics of my little critter who is almost exactly two months old in these pics!

How incredibly derpy is Akira throughout this photoshoot?!  LOL

I'll be posting the winner to the Saffron dress giveaway mentioned in part I later today on the Sew Geeky Series Facebook page! 

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Now go on over to MAX-CALIFORNIA & GIRL LIKE THE SEA to see the uber-precious creature features they made for their kids!!!  Hysterical and Adorable, I promise!!!

And thank you, Celina, for the Elm poncho!  We all love it very much!

A little Star Wars inspired song to play us out, courtesy of Marissa of Rae Gun Ramblings. It's her husband's band!

So what do you think!?  Plan on coming back for more Sew Geeky goodness?!  We sure hope so!

Until then!

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