So we have been very busy this year over at the 52 Week Sewing Challenge, and I cannot believe we are 3/4 of the way through 2018! I made a #2018makenine goal list at the beginning of the year and I think I need to take another look because I’m behind 😦 But nevertheless, this year has always been about sewing a lot and growing in my skills and abilities while having fun! When Ti from Simply by Ti had signups for a Monster themed Blog Tour, I new I had to join in!
My oldest has been asking to be a ghost for a couple of years now, but he always changes his mind close to Halloween. Last year I had two Paw Patrol pups.
Super cute and I got a chance to use my embroidery machine for the dog tags, but don’t look too closely at the sewing.
This year when my son said that he wanted to be a ghost again, I jumped at the chance before he changed his mind. Especially since his little brother wanted to be a ghost also!
I saw a testing call for the Imagine Cape from Sew a Little Seam and thought it might be the perfect pattern to recreate the look I was after! Originally I thought of a ghost like everyone else- I would just put a white sheet over my kid and call it good! But I wanted them to be able to wear their costumes to school which meant they needed something that didn’t cover their faces.
I used a long strip of adhesive velcro down the center of the cape to keep it closed, but it didn’t make it through the photo shoot. That’s what I get for being lazy! I would definitely recommend sew-on velcro or leave it off all together.
I created a zig zag hemline to really bring the ghost effect to life!
I tried making some black ghost eyes from black lace by serging the edge to finish. They are a little floppy but I think they do the trick! They are only safety pinned on right now to get the proper placement, and then I can take them off after Halloween and these capes will make great additions to the dress up box at my house!
I used white DBP, but the White Cotton Lycra in stock at Simply by Ti would be perfect to recreate this look!
Now we are ready for our busy schedule of Fall Parties (we had three the day of these pictures, Happy Birthday Cheyenne!) Although I realized my kids have never seen Casper, so we may have to watch that soon for them to really get into character!
I didn’t want to be left out of the fun, so I grabbed some French Terry and made the Aspen Pullover from Peek-a-Boo Patterns for myself.
I had this Anatomy French Terry in my stash from last year when I got it by accident (I thought I was getting cotton lycra) and had no idea what to do with it! I had never worked with french terry before and I didn’t have any that could stand up to the thickness of this fabric at the time.
But this year I did! I paired it with my ridiculously large preorder and retail order of french terry from Sly Fox Fabrics. I chose black for the sleeves and charcoal grey for the body.
I wanted a pop of color and I love the classic look of red paired with black/grey, so I found this scrap of Red DBP from Stitchin Pretties in my scrap bin that was JUST large enough to make the cowl and trim on my Aspen. No Scrap Left Behind!
And check out the pockets!
I’m so excited that I finished my sons’ Halloween costumes early for once and I got a chance to make something for myself which doesn’t always happen!
Patterns and Fabric
Imagine Cape from Sew a Little Seam
White Cotton Lycra from Simply by Ti
Aspen Pullover from Peek a Boo Patterns
Red DBP from Stitchin’ Pretties
Black and Grey French Terry from Sly Fox Fabrics
Check out all of the other great posts on this blog tour and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store!
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