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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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🎸⚡The BEST EVER Mini Ziggy Stardust You'll Ever See!⚡🕷

🎸⚡The BEST EVER Mini Ziggy Stardust You'll Ever See!⚡🕷

WHAM BAM THANK YOU MA'ME!

I've made a lot of super fun, ultra rad, kickass stuff in my sewing lifetime... but thisTHIS, is at the top of the list for me!!! Nothing could inspire me more to put on a good show than the starman himself, David Bowie.  Yesterday marked the first anniversary of his death and so I have been planning a grandiose ZIGGY STARDUST homage for the past year! My muse is one of the biggest little Bowie fans out there so I made a commitment to myself and to her to make her a capsule wardrobe of iconic Bowie outfits! 

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My TOP 13 FAVORITE Cosplay Posts of All Time!

My TOP 13 FAVORITE Cosplay Posts of All Time!

It's one of my FAVORITE times of the year! HALLOWEEN!! While I am in the middle of making all the things for the kiddos, I thought it'd be quite festive to do a list of my favorite cosplay/dress-up posts of all time! So! Let's get STARTED and check out my spooky, top 13 dress-up posts ever!!

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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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Sew Geeky Marvel vs DC Episode!

Sew Geeky Marvel vs DC Episode!

Good morning to you!  ^_^ It’s time for Sew Geeky’s newest episode: Marvel vs DC! We didn’t want to do just Superheroes.  We wanted to spice it up a bit, so we did a Marvel vs Detective Comics (aka DC) theme! So I decided to go with a hero vs villain approach for my outfits. I give you retro Catwoman and chibi Loki!

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CHIBI COSPLAY YOU'LL WANT TO SEE: CLASSIC ANIME! AKIRA! LUFFY! SAKURA!

CHIBI COSPLAY YOU'LL WANT TO SEE: CLASSIC ANIME! AKIRA! LUFFY! SAKURA!

This is me.

In a nutshell, my whole life I've been a cartoon addict.  No lie.  I recorded my faves on VHS when I was a teenager and I have never really stopped watching them!  

But as you get older you learn to appreciate new things and I fell, similar to Alice, down the rabbit hole, into the world of anime.

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SEW GEEKY: TANK GiRL! She's just the girl you want!

SEW GEEKY: TANK GiRL! She's just the girl you want!

"Feelin' a little inadequate?" 

So who here is a former angsty teenager from the 90s?  I was!  I was the only kid in school wearing patent leather pants in every color and donning a choker necklace made out of safety pins and I listened to punk and ska music and loved every minute of it!  The grown up Kat loves those things still, but I've evolved since then.  But ain't nostalgia grand!  Well, TANK GiRL is like a time capsule for me of my high school days (even though TANK GiRL came out just before I started high school). The thing about TANK GiRL is that she's a bad girl.  She smokes, she loves guns and ahem her tank and she dresses far on the risque side of things.  Being that I'm a mom and am not into any of those things, I made my look and accessories more of a TANK GiRL: the Mom.

 

 

 

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