I often go on about patterns that I love, ones that I swear I’ll make again, and then nothin’. Actually, I sew so much it’s kinda ridiculous, and there’s no way I could actually take pics and share them all. Especially now because my girls are refusing to model for them. As you can see, I had to trick my girl this time by making a ghosty craft to distract her from my camera!
I pulled out the Posey Tunic and Peony Leggings patterns from Sew Like My Mom. I’m making a few outfits for her with these patterns, and since she actually wore this outfit today, I thought I’d try to snap some pics and share.
Both fabrics are from Girl Charlee. I really love the stripes and plan on making myself a top with it too. It has a nice stretch and recovery, and it’s not so thin that it’s see through.
This is the first time I made the Peony leggings in the pants version. I made them in a size 5. I followed her instructions exactly and they came out perfectly! I really love the contrast strip the way it is and decided not to topstitch it. I used a rolled hem at the bottom with my serger since she’s going to be wearing these with boots mostly, and I wanted to avoid the extra bulk.
The Posey Tunic is a size 4, and I used the elbow length sleeves option. She has a few of these already in different sleeve options, and she wears them all the time. This is definitely one of those basic patterns that is easy to sew, and I know she loves wearing them so it was a no brainer to make more.
I finished the hem of the tunic using 1/2″ stay tape and my coverstitch. With a hem like this that doesn’t need to stretch, stay tape is a great option because it eliminates tunneling and makes a crisp edge.
If you’re interested, the ghosts were made using coffee filters, stuffed with a golf ball sized scrap fabric, then tied at the neck with scrap yarn. We just glued googl-y eyes to them and drew a mouth on some. I’m going to use fishing line to hang them from the ceiling when the eyes dry. I enjoy making fun crafts that engage both of my girls and allows them room to be creative. These are some of my favorite moments 🙂
Are you getting ready for Halloween? Anyone making special outfits or costumes? I have some fun ones planned and can’t wait to share!
2 Replies to “An Outfit for Fall…With a Side of Ghosts!”
This is adorable! And I know what you mean about kids not wanting to cooperate for the camera. My 3 yr old is totally in that stage right now. Let’s hope they outgrow it 😉
Thanks! My 3 year old is just beginning to bargain with me when I pull out my camera, and I’m like “noooooooo! not you too!”. She used to be my happy model!
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