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Happy Holiday Pattern Tour for Project Run & Play!

Happy Holiday Pattern Tour for Project Run & Play!

Today I’m on the Project Run & Play Pattern Shop Holiday Tour and I’m eager to share my festive Umaru Shirts using my pattern which is also up in the Project Run & Play Shop as well!

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BAKA 4 BAKA Free E-book!

BAKA 4 BAKA Free E-book!

Love the Baka the Hooded Blanket Pattern but want to do even more with it?! Maybe you need a quickie Halloween costume or Christmas gift that you know they’ll use and love (or even a gift for yourself! Check the size chart 😉)! Well, with the BAKA 4 BAKA E-book! I will walk you through 31+ different ways to remix the Baka by combining the original pattern pieces and templates with all sorts of newly drafted elements: a new split front middle stripe; 13 extra, multi-sized pattern pieces; and 15 new EDITABLE face templates in three sizes. There’s even a coupon code in the Secret Freebies Clubhouse (signup form at the end of this post) for 30% OFF your purchase of the Baka the Hooded Blanket PDF PATTERN that’s good forever! Oh, and did I mention that it’s all free? 🙀

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the Umaru collection!

the Umaru collection!

🌞🌧☃🌸🍂A pattern collection for all seasons, all ages; from basic to the max. 😎 The UMARU Collection features four versatile patterns with endless ways to customize and make it your own! Size ranges from ages 12M aalllll the way up to 16Y (and some adults!), and is designed to fit both girls and boys. Your sewing game is about to level way up!

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✨New! Kira! Kira! Kira! vol. 1! My First Ever Handmade Lookbook!

 ✨New! Kira! Kira! Kira! vol. 1! My First Ever Handmade Lookbook!

I have something super special to share today!!! Over the past month I've been working on the first ever, Sew Chibi Designs Lookbook!

kira! kira! kira! vol. 1

This sparkly, happy magazine features all of my handmade works over the past year including my favorites: Halloween, Christmas Eve, and Easter! I also made a couple of DIYs for making your own Ziggy Stardust cape (or any floor length, snap front cape), + a super easy fabric ukelele strap! I also created all of the graphics and drawings too! 

I hope you like it!!! 🖤 

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Pattern Spotlight! A Coat Pattern You'll LOVE: BERLIN COAT

Pattern Spotlight! A Coat Pattern You'll LOVE: BERLIN COAT

🍂🍁Happy Autumn everybody!🍁 🍂 Today I'm reviewing the brand new Berlin Coat PDF Pattern by Straightgrain! While I did get this pattern for free for as part of this wooly cool tour (😉), as always, my opinions are my own.  And my opinion about this coat pattern is that it is awesomesauce! If you are looking for that one perfect winter coat pattern, then you'll want to keep on reading!

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Sew Geeky Episode 8: EPIC FANTASY!

Sew Geeky Episode 8: EPIC FANTASY!

It’s the 25th!!!  So you know what that means: SEW GEEKY!  This month’s theme is Epic Fantasy inspired.  Think Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, or really anything that would conjure up visions of enchantment.

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Repost! Happy Hunger Games! chibi Katniss!

Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links.  And while I did get the pattern for free, all the opinions are completely my own.

Hiya, all!  I'm just bringing home my "Happy Hunger Games" post I did for Rae Gun Ramblings blog!  ^_^  Enjoy!


Good Morning Rae Gun readers!  I'm Kat from Sew Chibi, and I am super pumped to be here today for this series!  We are pretty huge Hunger Games fans in our house! There were so many choices of gorgeous outfits to choice from so honing in on one was a bit of a challenge!

I was toying around with the idea of doing something extravagant like the black feather dress or this half sleeve half cape quilted coat from the new unreleased Hunger Games.  But, I figured it would be more practical to make something that could be worn over and over again.

In the end, I chose to do the outfit that Katniss wears in the Catching Fire when she and Peeta go to District 11 and give their poignant speech.  

The look was simple enough and I had just the patterns in mind to use.  

I used the {affiliate linkMini Penny Pinafore by Kitschy Coo for the tunic and the {affiliate link}  Hosh pants, newly re-released, by Lou Bee Clothing.   

I altered the pinafore pattern by redrafting the front center panel to include an off-centered zipper that is half exposed.  Then, since I couldn't find blue fur on my fabric run, I chose to improvise with blue stretch velvet, using fusible fleece to plump it up a bit. Also, I measured around the full length of the neckline, adding in seam allowance, and made it have more of a rounded Neru collar.

The arm finishings didn't necessarily come out as clean as I would have wanted per sa.  I was on the fence whether or not I should tuck the bindings under or leave them exposed.  I chose to leave them exposed so that it mimicked Katniss' tunic detailing.

The pants were simple black bottom-weight sateen.  I added in a strip of black pleather to the middle of the pant leg bottoms, just like Katniss' pants.

All in all, I really like the way it came together!  Azriella tried to be serious for the shoot but her sister was pulling funny faces in the window and making her laugh!

Most of the the shoots ended up looking like this instead!

Well, that's it for me!  I hope you enjoyed my little snippet on this awesome Hunger Games tour!  Thanks again Marissa for having me!  Be sure to stop by Sew Chibi or Sew Geeky to check out what I'm up to!

many many smooches!

Kat

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Sew Geeky Spectacular! Holo! Hello Kitty! Moogle!

Sew Geeky Spectacular! Holo!  Hello Kitty!  Moogle!

 

It’s Halloweentime guys!

This is one of my very favorite times of year! Max and I decided a while back that it would be great to do a big free for all geek fest for this month's Sew Geeky. A chance for everyone to sew whatever they want that they love, and the creations by our guests so far have been awe inspiring, to say the least!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sew Geeky Studio Ghibli! Nausicaä! Calcifer! Forest Spirit!

Sew Geeky Studio Ghibli!  Nausicaä! Calcifer! Forest Spirit!

I told myself that I wouldn’t go over the top; that I want to keep Sew Geeky a little more casual so that I don’t burn myself out trying to outdo myself every month. It’s exhausting! It also makes me struggle to make other things; the essential things. BUT STUDIO GHIBLI?! I could not go small. I just couldn’t! Ugh, I am my own worst enemy, I know! Narrowing it down was incredibly hard. I have the urge to STUDIO GHIBLI ALL THE THINGS!

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Totoro + Finn (+Jake): A Most FANTASTICAL Halloween Cosplay!

Totoro + Finn (+Jake): A Most FANTASTICAL Halloween Cosplay!

Although my personal preference for the Bimaa sweater is the cowl look because it looks so damn squishy and delicious, the looks I was going for for my Halloween outfits both required hoods! I present to you all, the Finn Bimaa and the Totoro Bimaa Sweater Dress!

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