Welcome to this stop on the Love Notions Spectacular tour!
When Kelly from Handmade Boy asked me to join, I jumped on it. For one reason, Kelly is awesome, but the other reason is I wanted a chance to sew up the li’l LDT pattern for my daughter’s Halloween costume.
Since she had her hair cut short, my Falafel has been listing different costumes that she would like to be. Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service (affiliate link) was on top of her list. And really, why wouldn’t she be? We are constantly telling her she looks like she fell out of a Miyasaki film.
Although I am new to Love Notions patterns, I took a leap and dove right in. I didn’t even do a muslin! I sewed it up based on her measurements which turned out to be a size 7 and it fits her perfectly. The only changes I made were to raise the neckline up (to look more like Kiki’s dress), and made sleeves 3/4 length. Both things were quick and incredibly easy to do. There are so many options with this pattern! AND it goes up to girls size 16!! That is going to take this petite nut a long way.
A friend of mine sent me a whole bunch of this dreamy thick organic black knit awhile ago. It is super soft and has lovely movement. I didn’t even have to hem the sleeves or bottom.
Perfect for flying!
That bow was done on the fly (pun intended), without a pattern. I seriously just threw it together, and thankfully it worked! Similar to this bow tie tutorial, only bigger. Like over-the-top bigger. And because the headband is knit, there is no need for hook and loop closures. To make it stand on it’s own, I fused iron-on batting to the red knit fabric.
Of course, after I made her this, she decided she wants to be a cat, and wear this one as a regular everyday dress….which (witch-ha!) is fine by me!
Thank you so much for including me on tour!
Now for some fun! If you hop on over to the Love Notions blog every day this week, you will find a different game to play for a chance to win some pretty great stuff. This is what is going on today.
Love Notions would like to thank all of the amazing bloggers on the tour. Please be sure to stop by and see what awesomeness was created! And don’t forget to check out the guest bloggers participating each day on the Love Notions Blog!