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CraftingCon: Once Upon a Sewing Machine

CraftingCon Avengers week three! I can’t believe how fast this month is flying by.

Do you love peasant dresses? Then you will love Once Upon a Sewing Machine. Donna and Rachel are a cute as can be mother/daughter sewing duo. They offer several free patterns, including a peasant dress pattern and lots of fun ideas to change it up! The cutie in today’s post may love Iron Man, but she’s also a darling little princess.

Don’t forget to take a look at the whole family of superheros over on Friends Stitched Together today! Scroll down to the end for the giveaway and link party. Don’t forget you can sign up here to be involved next season!

Hi, my name is Rachel and I sew over at Once Upon a Sewing Machine. I sew for my two kids, a girl and boy, and sometimes myself. I have a full on tutu wearing girly girly, but she also likes to play in the dirt and pretend to be superheroes. So today I’m sharing an outfit I made for my littlest- who happens to be a big Iron Man fan.

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He is her go to choice when playing superheroes in the front yard. And one of the only times she has requested a red outfit over pink and purple.

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I wanted a full jumpsuit to reflect the whole body Iron Man suit. I didn’t want to go to literal with the center power source, because I was aiming for really wearable, so the Pleated Playsuit by Elephant and Elegance was a great solution. The pleat gives a front detail, and a nod to the center energy source, while making the outfit everyday wear.

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My little Iron Man contemplating where she’s off to save the day. I used a red linen blend on the jumpsuit. It’s nice soft fabric, and easy to press the front pleat detail into.

ironman 9I used a gold metallic bias binding for the ties and tuxedo stripes. I applied the stripes before the pants hooked to the waist and before closing the inseam.

ironman 3Sometimes Iron Man needs to pick flowers before she saves the day….

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She found a giant log to lift. There is this massive fallen tree, which she put a huge amount of effort into trying to push. Then asked in all sincerity- Is it moving? I let her know it totally was.

She’s happy to have her superhero outfit, I’m counting this as a win in our house!

I would love for you to visit us and what else we’ve been sewing up.

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.

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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!


Rules for the link up: Enter anything fiber-related and Avengers-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 Avengers 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!

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7 Responses to “CraftingCon: Once Upon a Sewing Machine”

  1. Stacey Laubenheimer Byrne says:

    Oh gosh, she is so stinkin’ cute! I love the jumpsuit and it’s subtle nod toward her superhero crush.

  2. Amy says:

    Very cute! I love the gold and red combo – very subtle and just perfect!

  3. OnePerfectDay says:

    My favourite Avenger just happens to be Iron Man. (I’m guessing it may have something to do with Robert…..)

    I LOVE this outfit!
    And she’s sooooo pretty…..

  4. Crochet Hooks says:

    The Hulk of course!! Hulk smash!!

  5. Mikaela says:

    Ummm … Mrs. Peel? I know nothing about the Avengers. 🙂 (I know – my geek cred just went tumbling off of a cliff.)

  6. Sarah Helene says:

    I like IRON MAN from THE AVENGERS. Way COOL, your little girl’s outfit is COOL! A red pleated playsuit with gold metallic shoulder ties and stripes on the outside seam of each leg! A FAB “IRON MAN” superhero outfit, thanks to MOM! Looks versatile & a wear-everywhere outfit as a T-shirt can be added for cool weather. CUTE as can be photo shoot as your girl plays in the green grass! THANKS for sharing. Sarah Helene in Minneapolis

  7. Mickie says:

    We rotate through favs in this house. I guess I’m partial to Thor right now. My son & daughter love Iron Man.


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