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Once Upon a Thread, Take Too

Community, Inspiration, Chickadee Blouse & Skirtcarla macklinComment

Erin and I weren't quite ready to be done with Halloween so we have taken up the Once Upon a Thread challenge over at No Big Dill this week:

No Big Dill OUT
No Big Dill OUT

For those of you not already familiar with "OUT", the challenge is to make clothes inspired by children's literature.  We've added our own requirement to incorporate our own Clever Charlotte patterns in the chosen look (of course!).  Erin's look will be coming up later in the week.

One series on high rotation in our household is Mo Willems' Knuffel Bunny (one, too, and free).  Recreating Trixie's eclectic look was a no-brainer for my daughter, Evie.

Knuffle Intro
Knuffle Intro

To recreate Trixie I had to venture no further than my own fabric stash.  I pulled an off-white quilters cotton with a little paisely print to use for our Chickadee skirt.  After cutting it out, the skirt took me less than a half hour to sew (it is extremely easy!).

OUT: Knuffle Bunny 3
OUT: Knuffle Bunny 3

The long sleeves of the 'undershirt' is made from this bizzare mesh knit with embroidered plastic circles that came from the now defunct Haight Ashbury fabric store where I used to work.  Full disclosure:  I didn't make a shirt--I just made a tube to slide over each arm...Cheating?  Not when you have two young children, a small business, a household to run, and an endless list of holiday sewing to accomplish.

OUT: Knuffle Bunny4
OUT: Knuffle Bunny4

The green T-shirt is from Target. Since it's hard to find a short sleeve shirt in Cleveland in November, I had to hem the sleeves of a long sleeve shirt.   The star fabric on the shirt also came from the stash.  Due to a non-functioning zig-zag stitch on my machine, I used a straight stitch to adhere it to the shirt. The Knuffle Bunny sidekick and leggings came from Evie's own stash.

Evie makes a great Trixie, no?

OUT: Knuffle Bunny 2
OUT: Knuffle Bunny 2

Happy sewing!

~Carla

PS don't miss Design Mom's recent interview of Mo Willems!