Tuesday, February 9, 2016

PRP: Little Mermaid Inspired Cosplay Challenge

PRP:  Little Mermaid Inspired Cosplay Challenge
So for this weeks Project Run and Play Challenge the theme was Cosplay.  Of course I went straight for a fun princess theme.  mostly because my 3 year old has recently become obsessed with Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

PRP:  Little Mermaid Inspired Cosplay Challenge

I started off knowing that I wanted to make a something simple and casual which is currently all the rage on Pinterest.  It actually does have a name:  Disney Bound. 

PRP:  Little Mermaid Inspired Cosplay Challenge
I started with Peekaboo Patterns Skinny Jeans.  Obviously, it would be a bit difficult to make some "casual" mermaid fins.  So we went with some nice green jeans.  Love how they fit.  Snug but not tight.  She loves them too.
PRP:  Little Mermaid Inspired Cosplay Challenge

We found this amazing sparkle fabric at JoAnn's.  I knew it would be perfect.  So I modified the Tinley Tee from GYCT Designs.  I made the Tinley into a little high/low top.  

PRP:  Little Mermaid Inspired Cosplay Challenge

And to top it off, I made a fun t-shirt scrap necklace.  Looks a bit like seaweed or maybe rope on the shore.  So what do you think?

PRP:  Little Mermaid Inspired Cosplay Challenge

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

PR&P: Nothing But Knit Challenge

Denali Jacket & Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT
If you haven't noticed, the blog has been a bit quiet as of lately.  Not because I don't want to blog, but life got super crazy.  But I am excited for the new season of Project Run and Play.  It has helped me to get my sewing mojo back.  (Which is good, since in about 3 months, I'll be needing some super tiny clothes for baby #3!  Good reason to take a little blog break, yes?!)

I am super excited about all the themes for this season.  We've done some fun brainstorming and have some fun ideas to share in the next few weeks.

Denali Jacket & Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT

For this challenge, Nothing But Knit, I knew I wanted something simple, clean and great for a little outing to the park or library.  So layers were a must.  And I love sewing with knits!  So I knew I couldn't pass up this challenge.  (Check out some other fun projects HERE)

Denali Jacket & Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT

I decided on making the Denali Fleece Jacket with the gathered front and side pockets.  (Check out the pattern HERE) Little Miss LOVES pockets.  She was really excited for her new jacket too and pretty much sat on my lap the entire time I was sewing it.  I used some fun owl and pink fleece from JoAnns and then lined it with pink interlock.  

Denali Jacket & Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT

The jacket has snaps down the front which is great for her to get on and off all by herself.  A big plus for this momma who needs all the help she can get.  For her knit dress, I used the Tinley Tee as the base and drafted an a-line dress from it.  

Denali Jacket & Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT
 I also added a fun thick band for the hem.  It pulls the dress in slightly which is great for modesty on the playground.  And of course, I had to make the sleeves the gathered cap sleeves.  Because they are so flirty and feminine.  I totally love how it turned out.

Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT
She loves it too!  The fabric is a snowflake print interlock with white interlock for the sleeves, neck and hem band.
I'm just happy she now has a jacket she can wear all spring.  Seeing as she didn't have one before!  Plus a fun dress to finish out the winter.

Denali Jacket & Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT Designs

Monday, December 7, 2015

Lollipop Top Tutorial

Today I wanted to bring home a fun post and tutorial that I shared last spring over at Crafting Con.  If you aren't familiar with Crafting Con check out a few other posts I have done like my Mini Effie look or our Mario T-Shirt Tutorial.  

This top is a little gem inspired by Candyland the board game.  I love how it turned out and really wanted to share it during last May.  It is a really simple top but perfect for your candy loving kiddo.

So let's get started!

Materials Needed
T-Shirt (store bought or homemade - I used the Tinley Tee)
3 colors of knit fabric scraps

Step 1
First we need to make the band for the bottom of the shirt.  Cut your knit fabric scraps into strips that are about 2.5" wide and 4-5" long.  (You may want wider or longer for larger sizes.)  Stitch them together in a row.  You'll want your row to be as wide as the bottom of your t-shirt.  Then fold the two ends of the row together and stitch, making a circle.

Step 2
To make your lollipops, cut out circles from your Wonder Under.  You'll want 3 different size circles, large, medium and small.  Make a swirl pattern on each circle and iron them onto the wrong side of your fabric.  Finally, take your scissors and cut out each circle.

Step 3
Once you've cut out your circles, use your scissors to cut around your swirl.  Then carefully pull off the paper part of the Wonder Under.

Step 4
Take the front of your t-shirt, cut a piece of ribbon for the lollipop stick and pin it where you'd like your lollipop to be.  Then place your lollipop swirl over the stick making sure to leave space between each swirl.  Repeat with other lollipops.  Once you have the placement you want, press the lollipops so the Wonder Under sticks to the fabric.


Step 5
Stitch down each of your lollipop sticks and swirls.  Since you are using knit fabric, the raw edge will curl a bit after sewing and washing, but it won't fray.  Now, if you are making a homemade t-shirt you'll want to finish sewing up your shirt but don't finish the bottom hem yet.

Step 6
Finally, take you band from Step 1, fold it wrong sides together.  With right sides together, pin your band to the bottom of your t-shirt.  Stitch it in place.

Now press and you have your very own Lollipop Top.  Perfect for all this wonderful spring weather!!

Thanks for having me again ladies!!!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Holiday Pattern Sale - 40% off all Patterns

Huge Holiday Sale here at GYCT Designs. 40% off on all our PDF patterns. Prices marked down already, no coupon code needed!! Sale runs from 11/26-12/1. Don't forget to grab the Holly & Ivy Party Dress or the Tally Pleated Skirt for all those holiday parties!  Sale on our website and Etsy.

Monday, October 19, 2015

8+ Fun Halloween Food Ideas

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the fact that you can make some super fun and tasty treats.  Every Halloween we have a family party.  We get together, eat yummy food and go trick-or-treating.  I try to make some fun themed food each year.  So today I thought I'd share some things I've done in the past, plus so fun ideas I hope to use in the future.

The best party about food recipes, is even if they aren't Pinterest worthy, we'll all still eat them!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

10+ DIY Halloween Projects

If you have followed our blog at all over the last few years, you'll know that we LOVE Halloween.  Not the scary, creepy Halloween, but the fun, memory making kind.  In fact, we have celebrated several years with our 31 Days of Halloween.  You can check out those great projects HERE or HERE or HERE

This year I thought I'd share a few round-ups of some fun projects you can do yourself or with your little ones.  To make the season more fun and create some great memories!  Enjoy!!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday Monthly Madness: Happily Ever After

Since this month is Halloween we thought the Happily Ever After Dress would be the perfect pattern to put on sale.  So from now until 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 6th, you can grab the pattern for only $4.00.  

Shop now in our Shop or on Etsy

Monday, September 14, 2015

Monthly Monday Madness: Denali Fleece Jacket only $4

Happy Monthly Monday Madness!!  Today and tomorrow only grab the Denali Fleece Jacket for just $4!  Perfect for the fall weather.  Sale ends 9/15 at 11:59pm.