Christmas Candy Holiday Outfits

Posted by nike on Friday, December 2nd, 2011

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Christmas Candy Holiday Outfits

 

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Downloadable Applique Patterns: Cupcake or Gingerbread

 

Course Instructor - Nike Peterson from Choose To Thrive

 

Course Materials:

Gingerbread Man Outfit

2T - 4T Skirt: 1 yd. Christmas Candy Damask Red; 1 yd. White Christmas Candy Main; 2 yds. Riley Blake brown jumbo ric-rac; 1" elastic to fit waist size.

Sz 4 - 8 Skirt: 1.5 yds. Christmas Candy Damask Red; 1.5 yds. White Christmas Candy Main; 3 yds. Riley Blake brown jumbo ric-rac; 1" elastic to fit waist size.

Shirt: plain shirt; 1/6 yd. lightweight fusible webbing or interfacing; 1/3 yd. - 3/4" light pink Riley Blake ric-rac; scraps of Riley Blake red and pink damask --or-- (2) each pink and red Riley Blake 1" pearl buttons for cheeks and buttons; 1/2 yd. Riley Blake brown jumbo ric-rac; white fabric paint (or white embroidery floss) for eyes and mouth.

 

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Cupcake Outfit

2T - 4T Skirt: 1 yd. Christmas Candy Damask Green; 1 yd. White Christmas Candy Main; 2 yds. Riley Blake Red Mini Dots 5/8" grosgrain ribbon; 1" elastic to fit waist size.

Sz 4 - 8 Skirt: 1.5 yds. Christmas Candy Damask Green; 1.5 yds. White Christmas Candy Main; 3 yds. Riley Blake Red Mini Dots 5/8" grosgrain ribbon; 1" elastic to fit waist size.

Shirt: plain shirt; 1/8 yd. lightweight fusible webbing or interfacing; scraps of Riley Blake Christmas Candy Multi Dot and Green Damask fabric; (1) - 2" Riley Blake red pearl button.

 

Instructions Part 1: Skirts

Cut the following pieces:

A - 9" x 36" (2T-4T) or 11" x 54" (4-8) from Christmas Candy Damask (red or green)

B - 3.5" x 36" (2T-4T) or 4.5" x 54" (4-8) from White Christmas Candy Main

C - 4.5" x 36" (2T-4T) or 5" x 54" (4-8) from Christmas Candy Damask (red or green)

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1) Serge or zig zag long edges of pieces A, B and C; 2) sew pieces A, B and C together length-wise using a 1/2" seam allowance.

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The skirt panel should look like the photo above. Press seams open.

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On the cupcake skirt: pin ribbon over top of fabric seams and carefully stitch along the top and bottom ribbon edges, making sure to catch the pressed open seams on the back side.

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Fold skirt panel in half length-wise with right sides facing and sew together with a 1/2" seam allowance. Serge or zig zag seam.

The gingerbread skirt is nearly the same with one major exception.

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Pin jumbo ric-rac over top of fabric seams and carefully stitch along the top and bottom edges to prevent curling or rolling. The stitching will also help secure pressed open seams on the back.

* However, the jumbo ric-rac is too thick to be sewn into the side seam of the skirt. *

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Instead, sew ric-rac to within 1" of the sides and then pin the excess back away from the edge. Pin right sides of the skirt panel together and sew side seam just like on the cupcake skirt, making sure not to catch the trim.

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To finish, trim ric-rac so that the ends meet directly over the side seam and stitch in place. Sew over the seam with a wide zig zag stitch to secure any loose ends and prevent fraying.

The waistband and bottom hem are the same for both skirts so I've used pictures from both the green and red skirts for the next few steps.

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Waistband: Fold and press top edge under .25" and then another 1.25" to form a casing for the elastic waistband.

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Stitch along the very bottom edge of the casing leaving a 2" opening to thread elastic through. Use a large safety pin to thread elastic through the casing and stitch ends together. Stitch casing opening closed.

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Finishing the skirt: fold and press bottom edge up 1" (or as needed), stitching in place using a blind hem. (Additional instructions for sewing a blind hem can be found here ).

Yeah - skirts done! On to the shirts.

Part 2: Applique Shirts

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Cut interfacing or fusible webbing slightly larger than fabric for the applique shapes and iron according to package directions. Allow fabric to cool completely before removing the paper backing.

Trace and cut out applique shapes using the dowloadable patterns for either the cupcake or gingerbread .

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For the cupcake: 1) iron cupcake applique pieces on shirt; 2) stitch around applique pieces with a straight or satin stitch; 3) tack button "cherry" in place with red thread or embroidery floss.

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For the gingerbread man: 1) iron body, cheeks and red button applique pieces on shirt; 2) stitch ric-rac on arms and legs, and stitch around all applique pieces with a straight or satin stitch; 3) fold jumbo ric-rac in half and pin along neckline, stitching in place; 4) add eyes and mouth with fabric paint or embroidery floss.

And that's it!

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Thanks so much to Riley Blake for letting me create these holiday outfits for my girls! I've had a blast playing with their Christmas Candy line and love creating with these beautiful fabrics. I hope everyone in class today will stop by Choose To Thrive for more sewing and crafting fun and see what I whipped up with some Indian Summer fat quarters and a fitted sheet .

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