Saturday, November 12, 2016

Halloween Ponies

My girls had some elaborate requests this year. A decided she wanted to be a panda or koala, and I thought "yay! That's easy enough! A hoodie and some face paint!" But then Z decided she wanted to be a pony. A My Little Pony. Rainbow Dash, to be specific...with wings and rainbow mane and tail! And of course, her younger sister immediately changed her mind and wanted to be a pony as well...with wings. And since Rainbow was taken, she decided on Twilight Sparkle, who also happens to be a unicorn, so she needed a unicorn horn.  Here are the results!
I used my favourite Bimaa Hoodie pattern from LouBeeClothing for the top and the Halla Lounge Pants from Halla Patterns for the bottoms. And for the ears, manes, tails, wings, and unicorn horn I adapted the instructions from Stitch and Pink.
It took a while, but it was definitely worth it! The pants can be worn anytime because the tails are attached to a wide elastic waistband and the hoodies are fun for those days you want to show off your inner pony :)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Made For Mermaids Mya Top

These little cuties are both wearing an awesome pattern from Made for Mermaids - the Mya Top. This pattern is amazing. First of all, the sizing, if you follow the pattern measurements, fits incredibly well. Second of all, the PDF pattern is made in layers for each size, so printing just what you need or printing 2 sizes so you can grade easily is a breeze. For this one, I used a size 1 width and a size 5 length for my skinny minis!! Even with such a difference between the sizes, the grading for length was super simple and worked out really well. I finished these up for a contest run by Made for Mermaids to be a pattern tester. Whether I get in or not, I know I will be buying more of their patterns!