any good detective has a nemesis out there, just one step ahead and always hatching evil plots. for STYLO i knew i wanted to make two looks, and i thought it would be really interesting to have the same kid playing both roles. whereas my detective look was classic, i wanted the villain look to be fashion-forward. i wanted a dramatic silhouette and to push the envelope a bit.
my villain resides in an ultramodern lair on top of a mountain. she is shadowy, angular, cunning. i used basic patterns sewn in new ways with interesting fabrics, and made a few accessories to complete the look. but oh man, the location was the icing on the cake!
well, blogging during kid’s clothes week was almost a total bust, because i got sucked into a sewing vortex all week! two out of three Halloween costumes are done and O’s is more “finished” than i planned because he tends to wear his costumes as everyday wear a lot more than E does, so i can’t cut corners. that’s up next. but i’m going in age order so this little gal is up first.
E wanted to be Elsa from Frozen. because of course she did.
i wanted to sew something quick/easy/functional as a “palate cleanser” before i jump into Halloween costumes and while i’m still waiting for the go-ahead to blog a few other more involved projects that i’ve been sewing (i have like 12 or 13 things i can’t blog yet – it’s getting ridiculous). plus, i recently realized i haven’t shown baby C on here for a while (he’s 8 months old already!!!!!) so i had to fix that.
now please enjoy my pile o’ children in their homemade pajama pants.
they’re all wearing flannel elephant pants; citron, gray, and pink elephants from Rae’s cozy Fanfare Flannel line for Cloud9 Organics. teehee! Continue reading
this outfit is pure summer in oregon, 80s style – the way i remember it.
french braids, tan skin, play clothes, and bare feet. days were spent outside with my sisters and the neighbor kids – running through sprinklers, bike riding, and sometimes my mom would make a jug of kool-aid to drink on the back deck. you know, to beat the thirsties.
so. this one is pretty obscure. i came across this “s is for stanley” graphic around the web somewhere a couple years ago, thought it was great, printed it out…and then it got buried on my cutting table, waiting for me to turn it into a stencil.
and then i cleaned my sewing room, came across it, and figured now was the time to finally make it happen.
stanley is stanley kubrick, director of such films as “dr. strangelove,” “the shining,” “a clockwork orange,” “full metal jacket,” “eyes wide shut.” all completely inappropriate films that no child should watch…but they’re also provocative, interesting films with a strong creative point of view. his films had a strong influence on pop culture / other movies. even if you haven’t seen any of his movies, you’ve likely heard “heeeeeeere’s Johnny!” or know the image of a “war room.” and hey, the man himself had a pretty distinctive look. bushy beard, bags under his eyes…perfect for a kid shirt! heh. Continue reading