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CraftingCon: Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

 I’m really having fun with the Avengers theme this month! We went to the drive in as a family this past weekend and saw Guardians of the Galaxy. Well, sort of. It was the second movie, and we had the trunk piled high in blankets and pillows… so… yeah, I fell asleep. Lol. Amy doesn’t fall asleep during superhero movies, so why not stop by her blog to see what Teri from Climbing the Willow created.
We have some exciting news for the linky this month! We are opening it up to ANY superhero themed fiber project. We would love to see what  you have made so link up!
Scroll down to the end for the giveaway and link party. Don’t forget you can sign up here to be involved next season!
Stacey, our guest blogger today, has already got experience with geeky sewing (R2-D2, Robin and Harry Potter). She’s got three adorable boys, and tons of great inspiration for creating for and with boys. Without further ado, one of my favorite boy sewing bloggers!
Hi there! I’m Stacey and I blog over at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts, where I talk about sewing and designing clothes for my three boys. Having three boys means I know my fair share about superheros.
For my Avengers inspired look, I (meaning the youngest superhero loving boy whom I sew for) chose THE HULK.
The Hulk tends to be the low man on the superhero totem pole.  Everyone respects him but steers clear because he’s kind of a loose cannon.  Most of the superhero loving kids I know are more likely to choose Iron Man or Captain America, but when it comes to my youngest, the Hulk is the best. I mean, destruction and mayhem are this kids M.O. so it’s not a surprise to anyone around here.
Just like the anger management poster boy, my Hulk inspired design has two sides.  I wanted to represent both, the ever astute Bruce Banner and his alter ego, the destructive, yet heroic Hulk.
Let’s start with Professor Banner.  The jacket is a mashup between the Basic and Berkshire Blazer patterns from Blank Slate Patterns .  I used the main pattern pieces of the Basic Blazer, substituted the welt pockets for the patch pockets and included the elbow patches from the Berkshire Blazer.  I also added back darts for a more fitted look and added an extra button.
Since we mostly see the jacket lining when Bruce is about to go “loco”, I thought I’d go for a bold, fun print on the inside.  This Batik print was so fantastic, I couldn’t resist.
Since the superhero’s clothing tends to disintegrate once he starts changing, I thought it would be fun to create a convertible pant for the outfit. When my little guy is feeling more contained, he can rock out his purple, stretch denim pants and when he gets worked up, zip-zip and he’s off and running in a pair of shorts.
For this pair I modified the Tree Climber Trousers pattern from Go To Patterns. I left off the back pocket flaps and instead opted for yellow top stitching details on the pockets. For a tutorial on the convertible pant modification hop click here.
To finish off the outfit, I made a Hulk graphic t-shirt. I used the Recess Raglan pattern from See Kate Sew and went with the banded, elbow length sleeve option.  The graphic was created in illustrator and printed on an Avery iron-on transfer sheet.  I was going for a modern, subtle, Hulk fan announcement and I love the way the green tee and purple shorts bring in a little of the old school, comic book version of the Incredible Hulk while at the same time paying homage to this guys favorite Hulk quote, “Hulk smash!”
This was such a fun outfit to put together.  Thanks to the Craftingcon ladies for the inspiration and having me along in all the fun.  There’s plenty more superhero inspired crafts and sewing over at the blog, if you’re looking for more, stop on over and say hi!

This month, Amy and I will be making Avengers tee shirts for the giveaway winners! There will be two winners and we’ll coordinate sizes (3 months – 14) once they have been chosen. a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you want in on the action, we’re looking for bloggers both big and small to compete, guest post, and write tutorials for our next season. Sign up here to be considered!

You’ll definitely want to enter the link up this month! The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from our awesome sponsor Fat Quarter Shop!

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6 Responses to “CraftingCon: Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts”

  1. Jennifer Wood says:

    So cute! I have a boy who I think Hulk is his spirit animal, love this!

  2. Kate Leahy says:

    This is awesome! I love the zip off pants for hulking out. My daughter loves Hulk.

  3. OnceUpona Sew says:

    It turned out great Stacey! Love the poses.

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