Friday, August 31, 2012

The knight's cape tutorial

Further to my previous post and the great "Costume box" online class, here comes a quick visual tutorial to make in no time a cape for my knight :-)

You will need to fold in half a piece of fabric with the dimensions herebelow

Anne shows how to sew the cape with lining, it looks gorgeous and is actually easier to do than without, because then one has to hem all the sides to give the cape a "finished" look.

In the end I added a button and an elastic as closing mechanism but it could be anything

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The knight's crown tutorial

I just enrolled in my first craftsy class two days ago called "the Costume box" by Anne Weil. It was a fantastic series of explanatory videos to make your own costumes for boys and girls, with a very cheerful teacher who gives tons of tips along the way. I can warmly recommend it, she has plenty of easy to do projects made for the busy moms that we all are :-)

One of the projects I completely fell for was the knight costume, I cooked up a quick little visual tutorial, mainly to make myself some pointers to do it again in the future, but for more detailed explanations you can watch the class for only 10USD, totally worth it.

The idea is to use a piece of soft cardboard (ex: cereal box) dimensions required: 40x9 cm
And cut the following shape out of it:

Then we sew it to a piece of fabric and trim
tip: glue the fabric to the cardboard first so that it stays in place

Then sew the elastic 

And decorate

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Paint on t-shirt with freezer paper

We painted on both sides of the t-shirt with the reverse image of the P on the back, I like the kind of "rough" look of it.