Handmade Octonauts Inspired Easter 2015!

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I don't know about your kidlings, but as of recent, mine have become quite taken with Octonauts!  The show is basically kawaii aquatic adventurers who go around saving the sea creatures that fall into peril around them!  Of them, Azriella quickly requested to be Tweak the Bunny and shortly afterward Sephira chimed in that she wanted to be the "pink Vegimal" which she later learned was named "Codish".  I decided that since Azriella was a bunny, that the little carrot Vegimal, named "Barrot" would be perfect for her!

The Vegimals get their names from, you guessed it, vegetables crossed with animals, more specifically varying fish varietals.  I started getting really excited about getting started on these outfits!

I knew I wanted to incorporate vinyl.  I get really excited pushing myself to try things I haven't seen done before or at least things I have tried before and I thought a slight waterproof look would be a nod the underwater inspirations.  I had to change up a couple of my ideas as I had originally intended to do full vinyl covered Kona cottons, but that proved to be not only impractical but did not hone the consistent results that I was trying to achieve.  So I improvised by fusing the bottoms of the outfits with a light, contrast colored blue broadcloth fabric for each kiddo so that it had a element that tied the outfits together.  The blue hems on them all make me think of them as the waves of the ocean!

The dresses and outfits were, for the most part, all self drafted, with the exception of the two toned blue {affiliate link}  Hosh pants pattern that Akira is wearing. I'm super into Korean kids fashion these days and so I have been all about cuffed pants for kids and babes!  This will not the be last set of cuffs you see from me this year!  

I wanted to make halter looks for the Vegimal girls with their straps resembling the green bits of their respective character, and I just had to give them sweet little faces!  I originally wasn't planning on Akira wearing an undershirt but after weeks of summer-like weather here in the Northwest, a rainy cold front moved through Easter weekend. -_-  Soon, hopefully, I'll be able to let her wear her new little belly exposing baby crop top the way I had intended!

Azriella's dress I wanted to be a little more classic so that she could wear it for a while, not that having something wacky and fun to wear has ever stopped her!  I love that about her!  She also required a tiny wrench made for her dress.

The stiff finish of Sephira's dress makes me legit, s w o o n.  It's funny: that's the dress that probably gave me the most trouble and it turned out, secretly my favorite.  I don't know.  I can't really pick a favorite!  I love them all so much!

I had originally made Azriella's dress do be completely covered in vinyl but after a pregame Easter Egg hunt the day before Easter, I decided that it looked crap and decided to rip the skirt out, buy new fabric, and make a new bottom!

So yeah!  Easter 2015!

Also hidden in the yard for the older girls were giant eggs filled with small eggs that had Shopkins inside!

Derp Akira!

Not as many pockets as usually (the girls do have them though) but still pretty adorable if you ask me!

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 Stay tuned soon because I'm cooking up a little Shirley Temple inspired outfit (with the extra "sew chibi" panache you would expect!) for my bloggy bestie, Max-California's April series which focuses on a month of the little starlet's fashion style! Yay!

Until then!

 Hugs and Stitches and many many smooches,

Kat

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