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CraftingCon: Gracious Threads

Do you remember this darling post from last month? Jess is back with another phenomenal look for Villains month!

 

Hello all! My name is Jess and I blog, and design patterns, at Gracious Threads. I am so happy to be here today as part of Crafting Con!

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I grew up on tales of the Wild West, and when I had the chance to sign up for villain month, I jumped on it! Some of my favourite stories involved women of the west: courageous, independent, and unwilling to let anyone stop them.

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Calamity Jane was one of these women. While perhaps not technically a villain, she stayed on the side of the law when it was convenient, and when it wasn’t, well, she did her own thing!

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She also had a bit of a reputation of ‘borrowing’ cattle when it pleased her.

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She was quick with the gun and quicker with her temper! (ok, so my daughter spent the whole photo shoot grinning…she likes her new clothes!)

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Some details about the garments:

The shirt is done with a poly cotton blend shirting. I used the Lumberjack Shirt from Patterns for Pirates. The pointed back yoke and front pocket flaps are self drafted. I love the pearl snaps, they give such a nice touch! I cut a size 5, but probably should have gone down a size for my slim daughter. The pants are the Small Fry Jeans by Titchy Threads. I used my own method for the fly insertion, and added some decorative topstitching to the pockets, but otherwise they are as drafted. For the vest I used the School Boy Vest from Sew Much Ado. It is fully lined, and reversible as well. Finally, I self drafted the chaps. I used a polyester suede look fabric. I had hoped to add a fringe to the side, but the material frayed like crazy.

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What I like about this costume is that it can also be used for regular wear: the shirt and the pants are perfect for playing outside and for school!

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2 Responses to “CraftingCon: Gracious Threads”

  1. Abby says:

    The whole outfit is so adorable! And your photos are precious! Love it all!

  2. M White says:

    Oh goodness that is the cutest villan EVER!

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