KCW: A dress up crown

Elena had a dress up day at child care today. That we remembered yesterday afternoon. Whoops. Attentive parenting all the way. Thankfully, (I never thought I’d say this) Elena’s really into pink fairies at the moment so an acceptable costume was but an hour’s work. We used the wand and white fairy tutu from two terms of dancing performances, and I sewed up a crown (pink, of course).

I used the freeΒ Comfy Crown pattern from Tadah PatternsΒ (formerly Fresh Patterns). It was easy to sew and looks good even though I went with the simplest (read: quickest) option and did some wonky seams to boot. I used the pink drill from yesterday because it was still sitting out. And I’m a bit lazy.

Quick, crazy photos on the way out the door – and we were good to go.

comfy crown fresh patterns dress up crown munchkins

More KCW sewing tonight. Probably another pair of pants for Elena as I forgot to measure Hugo before we poured him into bed. Probably some more Sewlosophy capris because I have the pattern pieces cut out and they’re easy. And I’m lazy!

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10 Responses to KCW: A dress up crown

  1. Jenya says:

    Lazy would have been buying an outfit πŸ˜‰ You did not πŸ™‚ I was thinking about making one more pair of capris too…

  2. Bron says:

    Lazy?? I don’t think so. Lazy would have been not bothering. It looks gorgeous.

  3. Emgy says:

    The crown is absolutely awesome! I’m making a quilt and I don’t know how to sew the triangular pieces together in a way so that the points all line up, etc. Any tips?!

    • Ruth says:

      I love quilts πŸ™‚ If I understand what you mean correctly, you sew squares together and then cut them into triangles – make it heaps easier: http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2014/02/half-square-triangle-short-cuts-and.html My only other tip is to keep your seam allowance identical on all pieces, and to use a quilting ruler and rotary cutter – make it all much more accurate…Good luck – look forward to seeing photos as you go πŸ™‚

      • Emgy says:

        Well, I’ve already cut out all my triangles. When I sew 2 triangles together, I get the square. The problem I’m having is figuring out how to sew the squares together, since they are made of 2 triangles and I’m not getting consistant lining up…*sigh*. I should just take pictures.

      • Emgy says:

        Do you use Skype messenger? I’d love to have you on Skype so I can ask you sewing questions as I go.

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