I am so excited to be part of the Crafting Con Blog Tour. If you don't know about Crafting Con, it is a competition for the geek in all of us! For the next year, there will be themes each month for someone of our most favorite movies, books and games. You can find out more information HERE.
That's-Sew-Kari | Two Novembers | Swoodson Says | Manafest | Sew Maris | GYCT Designs | Calm and Carrion | Create 3.5 | Crazy Crafty Haute Mama | Paisley Roots
Now, if you ask my son he would have LOVED an entire outfit out of Licorice. But as I wanted a more "practical" take on Lord Licorice, he had to settle for just a regular cape.
To make his cape, I used the Free Superhero Cape pattern I have on my blog. I decided to make one side solid black and the other red and white argyle. He loves it. Wears it all the time and is a superhero. (Although, it was made for a villain!)
For the rest of his outfit, I wanted to do a little color blocking. It is a great way to make a boys clothing look very modern and unique. I started with a raglan top because Lord Licorice has such awesome "sleeves". I made licorice red sleeves and then added a band of red down the chest line.
His pants are actually the Classic Chinos Pattern from Peek-a-Boo Patterns (affiliate). Made them red, as Lord Licorice loves red! Overall, I think it is a fun take on Lord Licorice.
Princess Lolly is all about the lollipop! I thought long and hard about how to make the lollipop but not have a crazy costume. I finally decided on applique.
I cut out circles and then cut a spiral through the circle to make the lollipops. Then stitched them down.
For the shirt, I used the Tinley Tee Pattern.
I took the band and cut out about 2" sections of pinks and purples and pieced them together to give it the look of the playing board squares.
The leggings are self drafted and self dyed. I love to make my own leggings and dye them. You can get them the color you need so much easier then searching around town. (You can get the tutorial on dying your own leggings on the blog.)
For her cardigan, I used Peekaboo Pattern's V-Neck Cardigan (affiliate).
As you can see, they enjoy their outfits.
Make sure to check out what some of the other's on the blog tour are sharing, PLUS, stay tuned for the fun themes coming up. I am exciting to be competing during November for the Hunger Games Challenge!!