Maegen and Karen were out of town this past weekend (everyone wave at them having fun with their family!), so you get me (Amy) twice! Karly’s competition look is at FriendsStitchedTogether, and here we have an awesome geeky-lite look by Sara! As always, scroll to the end for the giveaway and link up.
Hi! I am Sara and I blog over Made by Sara. When I first heard about the CraftingCon series I was like “humm… that sounds too geeky for me…” I have to be honest, I am not much into geeky stuff… But then I realized it would be such a great challenge! And I have this thing, you know – I am always incapable of saying no to a good challenge! I love to sew and I love to be pushed to make things I wouldn’t do by myself or to try new sewing techniques. So that was a yes! After all, I grew up with Star Wars movies and I still have a good time watching the film series.
As always – after I say yes to a (big) challenge – I became very stressed about it until I could set my mind on what to make. First I thought about making something for my redhead little princess inspired by Princess Leia or Queen Padmé. I have clearly visualized a beautiful dress… and I would have made her some braids for the photoshoot… But then I told her I was going to make her a new dress and she was quick to say “Don’t you think I have too many dresses, mommy?…” That hit me like a lightning… I was really surprised – I mean, how many dresses can a little girl have?… I would say never too many… but my wise little girl thinks the opposite. So I had to change strategies… I decided to make something for my little man! He is always complaining that I sew so much for his sisters and so little for him… And he is right. (Shame on me!) Sewing for girls can be so much more fun than sewing for boys, right? (I know we have all been there…)
When I saw this space stars printed knit in my local fabric shop I immediately thought it would be p-e-r-f-e-c-t for my Star Wars project! (Can I have an amen? ha!) It reminds me of the Star Wars genre and all those spaceship scenes.
For his shirt I used the Mulberry tunic pattern from Kid Approved for Willow & Co. I was lucky to test it (you can see my testing version here – it is a girly tunic, with no hood). I was in love with this pattern the first time I saw it. It is just so perfect! I love that it is so versatile, with several sleeve and pocket options, and it is suitable for both boys and girls!
I made the short sleeve + hood version and skipped the pockets this time. I have also shortened the button placket (half of it is closed on the inside).
His shorts are a remix of the Kudzu cargos pattern from Charming Doodle (also for Willow & Co.) and the Small Fry Skinny jeans from Titchy Threads. (I have made both patterns before – you can find the Small Fry Skinny jeans here and I haven’t blogged about the Kudzu cargos yet). They are made out of a light weight denim.
My little man was away for a few days at his grandparents. When he got home I showed him this outfit and I got the biggest “payment” a mom can have – the biggest and sweetest of all hugs and a “I love it so much!” (So… I have to confess I teared up… I am just so lame!…)
So, this is my not-so-nerdy Star Wars themed outfit. 🙂 I learned that I can be inspired by geeky stuff without making anything too geeky but practical instead. I loved the challenge and I had so much fun sewing up this! I hope I could have inspired you somehow. Now go sew something Star Wars related even if you are not a nerdy fan – you will love it!
How fun is that? I love the not-so-geeky look – everyone can be a fan in their own way! You should check out Maegen’s inspiration post here for some ideas for our sew along – there are some pretty cool prizes!
Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!
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!
The winners of the sew along will get the Matinee Dress from Jennuine Designs, the Cherry Pie skirt from Pie Pie Designs, the Saffron Twirl dress from Paisley Roots, and a pattern of their choice from Muse of the Morning. If there are enough entries, we will pick more than one winner and divide the pattern prizes.
Rules for the link up: Enter anything fiber-related and Star Wars themed from the past year. There is no limit to how many posts you can link up, but adding more won’t increase your chances of winning – in other words, you can enter fifteen looks, but will only be entered to win once. The contestants for this month are allowed to enter anything they’ve done that’s Star Wars related, but are not eligible to win – however, our guest posters can enter their posts and are eligible to win. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all made!