Thursday, May 23, 2013

Espeon & Sylveon Reversible Roly Poly Tunic and Giveaway!

the roly-poly-along
 So I think it's no secret that Rachael is one of my favorite people ever.  Sidenote, I got to hang out with her a couple times when she was here for Quilt Market and it was pretty stellar!  She's a totally honest person and such a selfless friend.  Not to mention she makes some pretty amazing clothes!!!!  Her designs and pattern combinations are whimsical and thoughtful.  I'm pretty keen to everything she makes!! So check out this pattern of hers. I tested it a few months ago and I loved it.
 Um, first drafted pattern, and she totally nailed it.
So to revisit this incredibly versatile pattern I went to what my kiddo loves: 
POKEMON!
I went through a bunch of her books and some more research together online and we choose:

I had soooo much trouble trying to get this little guy right!  I tried a whole bunch of other stuff and it wasn't working so I went with straight applique.  Please don't hate ;-)
 
The bricky pink color is from this A-MAZING new (well new to me) little discount vintage fabric and trim shop I found not too far from my house!  And that muslin I was gifted from Ari (well exactly, it was a sweet little gift certificate!)
 
I am sad to say i messed up on this guy two times!!! This third time came out great I think! 
 
Time for baby photobomb (p.s. those Hosh pants go with eeeeverything!)

So that's it!!!!
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or is it???
 
 did I mention it's reversible!  
I didn't take advantage of that last time I made one, so I definitely had to this time!


I decided after topstitching that it didn't look like cartoon-y enough, so I decided to fill in the area from the topstitching to the edge in black fabric marker on both sides.  LOVE the way it looks now.
A few more things to note:
  • I blended and blended clay for the buttons and still felt it wasn't "perfect" but it's feasible!
  • That headband is from Sephira's Sugglepunk Outfit.
I didn't have any black pants for Azy so I made some quick Hosh pants with the same Black Milk-like fabric from the above said outfit and made them into a two toned look at the bottom. 
Needless to say it was a big hit!!!
I love the little pockets on both sides!!!
And guess what!?
IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!
  If you haven't already bought this incredible pattern and you want it in your life reeeeeallly bad, leave me an awesome comment on what you would make with it!!!  I'll then choose at random which one should get a copy!!!  Giveaway is open until May 31st! Giveaway is now closed.
Make sure to include your email address in the comment so I can contact you!

Giveaway is closed!   The lucky winner is commentor (in order of those who showed interest and an email) number 2, sowmya!!!  I will be emailing you shortly!

And then, check out the rest of the the roly poly blog tour :

5.13 Jill Made with Moxie / Stephanie The Crafty Kitty
5.14 Stephanie NeurosesGalore / Cherie you & mie
5.15 Ari Max California / Caila Caila Made
5.16 Veronica SewVery / Tara Girl like the sea
5.17 Nancy owen's olivia / Adrianna Crafterhours

5.20 Ajaire Call ajaire / Sarah EmmylouBeeDoo
5.21 Laura Craftstorming / Jessica a little gray
5.22 Frances Miss Matatabi / Nicke kiss kiss quilt
5.23 Amy formwork design / Kat Sew Chibi
5.24 Joanne Rose & Dahlia / Amanda Kitschy Coo

5.29 Bonnie Fishsticks Designs / Maria La Inglesita
5.30 Jane Buzzmills / Kate Things for Charlie
5.31 Polly Jack & GeeGee / Molly Rose & Odin

I may have had another, ulterior motive for choosing Pokemon too. 
EEEK!!!
countdown to Sew Geeky is Two Days Away!!!!!
 8-bit babies is the first theme!!!

Okay, I think that's everything!!!
See you very soon!!!



19 comments :

  1. OMG Kat! I love your Roly!!! Both came out AMAZING! :D

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  2. Very unique! I'm not that imaginative so I would probable just make a regular roly-poly out of some stash fabric.

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  3. Would love to win the pattern and make a pinafore for my 2-year old daughter!
    snviswanathan [at] gmail [dot] com

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  4. Oh wow this makes me laugh so much, the crazy things we do for our children. I can't imagine what my girls would ask for it given the chance, probably a dogs face! Well done!

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  5. Kat this is AWE.SOME! I love love love it!

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  6. I would make something from my closet of clothes to upcycle.

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  7. So, I tried my hand at the roly-poly pinafore today. Awesome pattern! Maya is wearing her too big roly-poly and we're checking out IG and then we see them...POKÉMON roly-polies! Damn girl!!! I got the "shame on you" face immediately.
    These are so, so spectacular and my Pokémon crazy kid is so jealous. Great job!!

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  8. POKEMON! Truly amazing! and I'm totally impressed and love the applique, that's my secret love, hehe. Both of your pinafores are so beautiful and love all the extra details and buttons you used. I'd love to make some of these for the grand nieces or maybe even granddaughter one day. I'm not sure what design I'd do but you have certainly raised the bar!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I would have never thought about doing this sort of applique. Looks awesome!

    owlisheyes (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. These are great ideas! Very interesting!
    marianagalvagno at hotmail dot com

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  11. There is so much roly poly inspiration from this pattern tour, my head is spinning on what I would do at the moment. I think for my first one I would just use some really great fabric. Your girls must have a blast with such a cool, hip Mom! nlczerw(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Those are just perfect!! It's so fun to see all the different variations on the roly poly everywhere. I'm not sure yet what I'd make - for sure there would be a couple for the Sewing to Rebuild initiative, as well as some for the pregnancy crisis centre sewalong I'm part of (http://www.craftyhour.com/2013/05/sew-along-for-pregnancy-care-centres.html). I'd love to try it, for sure!

    -Laura (www.CraftyHour.com)

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  13. I would make my oldest as many tops as I could because she just grew out of ALL HER CLOTHES! It would be great for the summer and going into the fall with a layered t-shirt. She starts kindergarten this fall, so a back to school shirt is a must! tin.kmarsh@gmail.com

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  14. I would SEW love to make this style dress but MY Lil Pokémon fan is now 27 yrs old!! I am sure even IF she was much smaller I couldn't EVER make a dress let alone 2 like these! These dresses are Absolutely AWE-some!!!! (I WAS singing the awesome back there!) Fantastic job. I am going to show this to my DD so she can swoon as well! I would however LOVE to make some of these for my new Granbaby!! TFS & for the giveaway!! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  15. I would love to use this pattern to make a cute dress for my little girl in really bright colors - probably a bright pink print that reverses to bright purple.

    jdeemarie @ gmail.com

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  16. thank you so much for the chance to win this lovely pattern
    I have a 3 y/o girl that would be so lovely with this pinafore this next summer, I'd like several prints but her choice would definitely be pink and purple ^_^
    kikkamella (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  17. Wow, that's fantastic! I want to make one for my daughter, but probably, I'll just grab some fabric from my stash. thanks for the chance!

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