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 free Comfy Crown pattern from Tadah Patterns (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.
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!
Lazy would have been buying an outfit 😉 You did not 🙂 I was thinking about making one more pair of capris too…
No – that would have meant leaving the house!! I just finished another pair of the Serendipity Capris – just minus the cuffs 🙂
hahahaha I guess by the time you get two young kids ready and out them in the car… Great thinking 😉 I would love to see the cuff-less version! Did you use elastic or just hemmed them?
I just hemmed them 🙂 I thought the gathering might look a bit funny with the pleats.
Lazy?? I don’t think so. Lazy would have been not bothering. It looks gorgeous.
She was pretty pleased 🙂
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?!
I love quilts 🙂 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 🙂
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.
Do you use Skype messenger? I’d love to have you on Skype so I can ask you sewing questions as I go.