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Book Week Costumes {Part One}

We recently had Book Week at school and then at kindergarten.  When the note came home from school that the kids could dress up as their favourite book character, I have to say, I was a little excited.  I haven’t actually made any costumes for my boys…apart from super hero capes and masks…so I leapt at this opportunity.

I asked Daniel what he would like to dress up as and, after agreeing that a Skylander is not a book character, he settled on Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk.  We Googled Jack costumes and even checked on Pinterest for ideas.

It was very simple and easy to put together.  I found a tutorial for the hat and added a feather.

For the vest, I roughly traced around one of his shirts to give me the shape of a vest.  I didn’t hem the edges of the vest, giving it a more peasant/rustic look.  Ok, to be honest, I was being lazy (and maaaayyyyy have left it till the night before, which wouldn’t surprise anyone that knows me) and thought a slightly frayed look would add to the asthetic, which it did.

We finished off the outfit with a pair of black track suit pants and a white long sleeve tshirt that we already had and tied the whole look together with a beanstalk, which was just a length of green fleece sewed together in a stalk kinda way.  I then stuffed it and added a tie that slipped over Daniel’s shoulders to help him hold onto it.  The bean stalk then had large ivy leaves weaved into the stalk by just cutting holes and threading through because it was late by this stage and I didn’t really fancy hand sewing ivy leaves (needless to say, there were no leaves left by the end of the day!).

Daniel was very happy with his costume and was immediatley recoganisable at school…he even made the school newsletter 🙂

* Big apologies for the quality of this photo…it was taken really quickly before we raced out the door for school!

Beachcomber Shorts PDF Pattern

Choose from either woven fabric or knit fabric, straight or racer leg.  The Beachcomber Shorts pattern also includes different length options, depending on your personal preference.

With options for 4 different waistbands – elastic, elastic with tabs, elastic with drawstring and a knit waistband for the knit short option – you will achieve a new look every time.

Sewing level: Confident beginner

Sizes: 1(18m), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14

This listing is for a PDF sewing pattern and is not for any finished item pictured. The pattern includes:

  • Fabric and notion requirements
  • Full tutorial with easy to follow, step by step photos
  • Easy instructions for altering your pattern to fit
  • Layered printable pattern – choose the size or sizes you only want to print.
  • A0 sized pattern for copy shop printing

*Please note, Afterpay does not work on pattern only purchases.  It will work if combined with a fabric purchase.

You may sell items you personally make from this pattern, but please do not share or distribute the pattern itself in any format due to copyright restrictions.

If you ever need assistance with this pattern, please email me for help – bubbyandme@westnet.com.au or join the Bubby and Me Pattern Group on Facebook.

The Taylah Skirt with added shorts

The Taylah skirt is such a versatile pattern in that in can be made in either woven or knit fabrics.  But what if we step it up a notch in the knit option and add a short option for those that like to cart wheel, hang up side down or sit wide legged?

I’ve used the Boo! Designs Pins pattern many times before so I approached Kristie and asked if she would be ok if I used her pattern to join with my skirt pattern to create a skirt/shorts combo.  She was so ok that she’s even offered a fantastic discount on her Pins pattern…but more of that later.

So how did I combine the patterns?  Firstly, make the shorts as per the Pins instructions finishing at step 5.  Complete step 15 and 16 in the Taylah Skirt pattern and join the Pins to the Skirt as per below –

Baste them together before continuing onto Step 17 of the Taylah skirt pattern and finishing the skirt.

The waist line of the Pins is a little different to the waistline of the Taylah skirt in the fact that its higher in the back and lower in the front, but this has not affected how it’s been worn.

In fact, these have been a huge hit and have since been called the “No one can see my undies!” skirt!

While the Taylah skirt is on sale, Kristie is offering her Pins Leggings pattern at a special discount…make sure you join the Bubby and Me Creations facebook group to find out what it is.

 

Taylah Skirt PDF Pattern

Can’t choose between knit fabric or woven fabric?  With the Taylah skirt pattern you don’t need to as the pattern includes options for both fabric bases.

The woven skirt features a flat front yoke with elastic in the back yoke and includes instructions for making a fixed elastic back waist band or using adjustable elastic in the back waist band.

The knit skirt features a fitted yoke, front and back.

Choose from either a gathered skirt or a pleated skirt for both fabric options.

Sewing level: Confident beginner

Sizes: 1(18m), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

This listing is for a PDF sewing pattern and is not for any finished item pictured. The pattern includes:

  • Fabric and notion requirements
  • Full tutorial with easy to follow, step by step photos
  • Easy instructions for altering your pattern to fit
  • Layered printable pattern – choose the size or sizes you only want to print.
  • A0 sized pattern for copy shop printing

*Please note, Afterpay does not work on pattern only purchases.  It will work if combined with a fabric purchase.

You may sell items you personally make from this pattern, but please do not share or distribute the pattern itself in any format due to copyright restrictions.

If you ever need assistance with this pattern, please email me for help – bubbyandme@westnet.com.au or join the Bubby and Me Pattern Group on Facebook.

Elastic – knitted

Recommended for the waistband of the Fusion Boardshorts Pattern.

Sold in 50cm increments. For 1m, choose QTY 2.

Elastic – Woven Swimwear

Sold in 50cm increments. For 1m, choose QTY 2.

Elastic – High Density

Recommended for the waistband of the knit version of the Taylah skirt.

Sold in 50cm increments. For 1m, choose QTY 2.

Darcy Dress and Top PDF Pattern

The Darcy Dress and Top pattern is designed for knit fabric and is a quick, simple sew with great results.

Sewing level: Confident beginner

Sizes: 1(18m), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

This listing is for a PDF sewing pattern and is not for any finished item pictured. The pattern includes:

  • Fabric and notion requirements
  • Full tutorial with easy to follow, step by step photos
  • Easy instructions for altering your pattern to fit
  • Layered printable pattern – choose the size or sizes you only want to print.
  • A0 sized pattern for copy shop printing

*Please note, Afterpay does not work on pattern only purchases.  It will work if combined with a fabric purchase.

You may sell items you personally make from this pattern, but please do not share or distribute the pattern itself in any format due to copyright restrictions.

If you ever need assistance with this pattern, please email me for help – bubbyandme@westnet.com.au or join the Bubby and Me Pattern Group on Facebook.

Leopard SMALL Panel GREEN

Digitally printed knit fabric, approximately 200 – 220gsm.

Panel size measures approximately 36cm wide and 48cm long (14″ x 19″) with the image measuring approximately 15cm (6″) square.  Please note that panel length may vary by up to 5cm (2″).

Due to the nature of this small run digitally printed fabric, there “may” be small print flaws in the fabric. Fabric is sold as is so if this is a concern, please do not order.

Leopard SMALL Panel WHITE

Digitally printed knit fabric, approximately 200 – 220gsm.

Panel size measures approximately 36cm wide and 48cm long (14″ x 19″) with the image measuring approximately 15cm (6″) square.  Please note that panel length may vary by up to 5cm (2″).

Due to the nature of this small run digitally printed fabric, there “may” be small print flaws in the fabric. Fabric is sold as is so if this is a concern, please do not order.