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A Birthday Cape and Hat, or maybe an Easter Cape and Hat!

I have been in love with this Audrey cape and birdcage hat from Simple Simon and Company for a long time now! Have you seen this one?

The pattern and tutorial are so simple! It’s so easy to make that I want to keep making more!

The little one that I made it for has a favorite color and it’s pink, so I decided to line the cape with pink lining. I also had a hard time deciding on a button. I had three options, the one I used, a big flat one and the idea of covering the button with the wool cape fabric. I finally, obviously, decided to go with the one I used.

And the button-hole…. Man! My machine doesn’t do the buttonholes. Wierd, I know. It’s supposed to and I’ve known it’s been not working for years, but I’ve avoided buttons until this project! So it took me about as long to get the buttonhole right as it did to make the whole cape….

see…..  ergh! I’ve got to get that fixed!

And the little birdcage hat! Adorable! The tutorial for this one is great as well! I wasn’t exactly sure about the size and I got a cork hot plate thingy at Ikea and knew it was too big. Then I went to the dollar store, just like ladies at Simple Simon suggest, and there it was. The hot plate thingy they suggest. The perfect size!

The one thing that I did do differently than the tutorial was add the round piece of wool to the underside of the hat to cover up the folded over pieces.

We gave it to her at her birthday party and when it came out of the bag, all the little girl hands reached for it from different directions to try to see what all the feathers were! My eyes probably bulged out of my head as I leapt across to pull it out of those cute little hands! It wasn’t as well received as some of the Strawberry Shortcake and Barbie dolls, but I know it will be well-loved when the dress up days come along!


The cape on the birthday girl as we’re waiting on a play to start!

Has anyone else tried these patterns and tutorials? If you have a little girl to sew for, I totally recommend these tutorials. Just great!

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Dominos with Simple Simon and Company

Today I’m so excited to welcome liZ, one of the two, from Simple Simon and Company! The ladies behind one of my favorite blogs! I’ve read for so much beautiful inspiration for those times I decide to sew for the nieces. There’s just a real elegance going on over there! I’m sure I’ve said it before, but my all time favorite project from their blog is the Audrey Cape! So pretty and so simple to make!
Welcome liZ!!!
I’m liZ (one of the two Elizabeth’s) from over at Simple Simon and Company and we are so happy to be joining Louise again this year for her Sew Ready to Play series!
I had visions this year of what I was going to make….and I was in love with my plan…and then real life happened, plans were changed, and Grace ended up choosing what we made for the final project.
Which I still like…but people….I’m telling you my other idea was awesomeness…so I guess Louise will just have to invite us back again next year 🙂
Anyways, back story aside, the outfit we put together today for Sew Ready to Play is a Domino inspired look.
Our kids are into playing Dominos right now.  (So much so that we made them a giant set for Christmas last year.)  And Grace thought this giant polka dot fabric that I had in my stash was perfect for a Domino skirt.
The skirt we made is a simple colored blocked skirt with an elastic waistband and then she paired it with her favorite leggings (from Target, not handmade), a hand-me-down T-shirt, and a black blazer from last year.
She was pretty proud of the styling.  Her whole outfit was black and white….and it has the dots on the skirt….and the stripe on her leggings….and the solid on her blazer….
This is how she looked when she wore it to school this morning.
And I can’t argue with that face.
She loved her “Domino Clothes”.
Thanks Louise for inviting us to your series.  It’s just so much fun!  We love it!

Sew Ready to Play Clue with Simple Simon and Co.

Today’s guests are the ladies from Simple Simon & Company, LiZ and Elizabeth. Thier blog is full of great tutorials, great photography and hilarious commentary! I’ve attempted one of their very easy projects, The Audrey Cape and the Girls Birdcage hat. Both turned out adorable! I just got a pile of fabric the other day and in it was this fur. I sooo want to make myself a cape with a furry Peter Pan collar!

Without further ado, please welcome Simple Simon & Co!

One of my favorite games growing up was the game CLUE.  It was just so thrilling to move around the game board, going into mansion rooms and then taking those tiny weapons (those were so cool) to make “who dunnit” predictions until one person got to open that mystery envelope in the middle of the board.  Ahhhh, those were the days…..

And then when the movie came out?  Even more love for the game.  I remember the first time I watched it was at a slumber party—and there were a bunch of tween girls all sitting around screaming every time the lights would go off during a scene.  (Man, am I dating myself right now.)

But, back to the point.  I LOVE the game clue.  So, taking inspiration from my favorite character (I loved Colonel Mustard–weird, but true) I give you…..

 I decided to make an outfit based on Miss Mustard….but a bit more tame (no weapons)….

I made a simple front button shirt dress with a piped peter pan collar, a piped belt and some vintage buttons that I recently scored.  I love piping, it is such a simple but fun detail to add to any project and makes it look like you spent a lot more time than you did.

I have a previous collar tutorial HERE if you want to learn to add piping to your next project.  Trust me, once you start with piping—-you will be piping EVERY. THING.  (Sorry about that….)

I loved making this little dress.  It was such a fun project to think about the CLUE characters….and you just might be seeing more inspiration from the character cards soon.  Wouldn’t a Miss Scarlett outfit be so fun?

But now I need to know…..who was your favorite clue character?

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