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🌺🌃URBAN FAERIE KEI! A springtime offering for the Coffee + Thread 2017 Blog Tour!

🌺🌃URBAN FAERIE KEI! A springtime offering for the Coffee + Thread 2017 Blog Tour!

I can't think of a better way to celebrate the season than with a new twirly dress! When Olga invited me to be a part of her fantastic blog tour, I was super giddy! I've been smitten with the Polina Dress since I first saw it and when we went through all of the Coffee + Thread dress options, my little girl feel in looove with the Polina pattern as well! So, to tie the whole look together, I made a pair of Wild and Free Lounge Pants and a few, fun accessories , and the result was nothing short of magical!

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Summer Swimwear Tour 2016! A Pattern Review!

Summer Swimwear Tour 2016! A Pattern Review!

SUMMERTIME!!!! Time to break out the swimsuits!!! If you're like me, you constantly feel like you're buying new swimsuits! I especially LOVE rash guards since the coastal waters here get a bit frigid!
Well! If you up for a bit of summer sewing, there's a new rash guard pattern on the block you should get! I made 3, one for each kiddo, as part of the Summer Swimwear Tour, hosted by Call Ajaire!

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Spotlight: The Quick and Easy Gracie + a fun freebie!

Spotlight: The Quick and Easy Gracie + a fun freebie!

Hello hello!  I am so stoked to have made something so quick and so easy after the marathon of sewing I did in the last few weeks for Easter and birthdays and all sorts of other things! The Gracie by Blaverry was a cool breeze after all of that!  [Easter dresses and birthdays and more Bowie, oh my, are all coming soon!]  I have to be honest- I am just so glad that I have a chunk of time before starting the next big project!  So here goes, the easy peasy Gracie pattern! 

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The Magnificent Vivie! Piecing tutorial and Blaverry Pattern Review!

The Magnificent Vivie! Piecing tutorial and Blaverry Pattern Review!

The Vivie Dress PDF Pattern by Blaverry.  The Vivie was actually the first Blaverry pattern I ever bought!  I was searching frantically for a first day of school dress to make for Azriella the day before school was set to start!  I found the Vivie, fell in love with the Blaverry patterns on a whole and it is one of my favorite, everyday dresses for Azriella at this age.  It just fits her so well!  I never blogged it because I was busy making her birthday dress then the cavalcade of Halloween sewing so I never got a chance to give it a proper photo-shoot!

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30 days of Shirley Temple! Modern Romper for the Kawaii Kid

30 days of Shirley Temple! Modern Romper for the Kawaii Kid

So I love classic looks with a wacky modern twist. That's my thing, that's my go-to combo.  So, for me, I had to think of a way to make this idea of Shirley Temple work with my personal aesthetic in which wouldn't involve 100+ yards of gathering fabric for a pettiskirt.  I mean, I love the look of them on my kiddos but the time intensiveness of making one at the moment was a bit overwhelming!  I thought then about what other things I love on pics of child fashion from yesteryear that you don't see so every day.  And I love Korean kids fashion.  I mean, I'm a bit obsessed. 

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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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