Fairy Gym Bag

Since it’s not long until school is back in session I’ve had rush of orders for the personalised gym bags. I keep forgetting to take pictures of them but am pleased that for this gorgeous flower fairy print bag I’ve just completed that I got some snaps:

I’m almost caught up on present orders and so the bags are now on a 4-5 day waiting list (so still plenty of time for back to school in September). Get your orders in now before I’m so backed-up I have to place a hold on orders!

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Gym / P.E. Bag’s Personalisation and Custom Information

School’s out for summer but before you know it the kids will be back-to-school. Why not send them back in style with these simply adorable personalised and custom-made bespoke swag bag style P.E. / Gym  Back to School Drawstring Bags. Each bag measures approx 14″ long by 12″ wide, perfect for you child’s gym shoes, shorts and sports shirt. You choose from a selection of beautiful and lively fabrics for the main bag, let us know your child’s initials (max 3 characters) and we’ll custom handmade letter patches for the front of the bag in your chosen color of quality cotton. Choose your own colour of Rayon twisted cord and silky habutae lining and your bag is complete!

With around six and a half thousand different combinations to choose from each bag will be completely unique and special for your child.

You Can purchase these bags from:

Choose from the following combinations:

Step One: The Main Bag

a) Mini Beasts Print from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

Mini Beasts from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

b) Pink Floral Cotton Print Fabric

c) I Love You Zoo by Kari Pearson and Quilting Treasures

I Love You Zoo by Kari Pearson and Quilting Treasures

d) White Cotton with Clown Multi-Coloured Polka Dots in Red, Blue, Green and Yellow (it’s recommended that you pick white as the colour for the lining with this choice as to prevent an unsightly show through)

e) Thomas the Tank Print

Thomas the Tank Print

f) Cupcakes!

Cupcakes!

g) Creepy Crawlies from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

Creepy Crawlies by Kari Pearson

h) Large White Polka Dots on Red

Large White Polka Dots on Red

i) Red Gingham

Red Gingham

j) Pink Gingham

Pink Gingham

k) Black Gingham

Black Gingham

l) Sky Blue Gingham

Sky Blue Gingham

m) Yellow Gingham

Yellow Gingham

n) Green Gingham

Green Gingham

o) Purple Gingham

Purple Gingham

p) Fuchsia Garden by Kari Pearson

Fushia Garden by Kari Pearson

q) China Cups

China Cups

r)

Flower Fairies

s)

Ladybug Polka Dots

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Step Two: The Lettering

Choose from: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Black, White and Pink (all in quality quilting cotton)

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Step Three: The Lining

Choose from: White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Lilac, Black and Pink (all in 100% polyester silky habutae)

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Step Four: The Cord

Choose from: White, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Black (all in Rayon Twisted Cord)

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When you submit your order please remember to tell us which initials you would like on your bag(s)

To make life easier you can always copy and paste the form below into your order message box and complete your details:

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Additional Custom Information for Order of Gym / P.E. Bag

I Would Like the Main Bag in this Fabric:

I Would Like the Lettering in this Color:

I Would Like the Lining in this Color:

I would Like the Cord in this Color:

The Initials I Would Like Are:

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You will be contacted with confirmation of these details before any work is commenced.

You Can purchase these bags from:

Two new fabrics introduced to the gym bag collection…

We’re delighted to say that we have now added two further fabric optons to the bespoke gym bag options, a gorgeously girly flower fairy fabric and a lively ladybug black polka dots of red print.

We are also expanding the options for the other components of the bags are can now offer the lining in a beautiful and delicate lilac.

Full details HERE…

Hand Knitted Turn-Over Wrap Neck Warmer

Hand Knitted Fashionable and Stylish Wrap Neck warmer with Knitted Circular Optional Pin Detail.

This scarf has been knitted from 100% aran wool / yarn, withlarge needles for a luxiously warm and chunky effect. It’s stitched in place to form a wrap around your neck and is worn by slipping it over the head. The hand knitted circle detail comes separate and can therefore be attached wherever you so choose or left out entirely depending on what look you are trying to achieve (this is designed to be attached with safety pins as we believe with repeated pinning and unpinning of the piece that safety pins will minimize any potential damage that traditional brooch pins may cause).

You are welcome to choose any of the colors below for your neck warmer and circle (or any combination of up to 4). With multiple colors your wrap will be striped and the flower will be made from one of the colors specified.

Available Colors:
Fondant Pink, Lavender, Raspberry Pink, Lemon Yellow, Midnight Blue, Aster Blue, Parchment Beige, Lipstick Red, Denim Blue (Featured in Product Images), Aspen Green, Camel Beige, Royal Blue, Dark Brown, White, Black, Cream.

If you do not specify your choice of colors upon ordering you will be sent the one pictured which is striped in lipstick red and black.

All our items are gift wrapped for free ~ Each item is carefully gift wrapped in colorful tissue paper, tied with parcel string and topped with a beautiful hand written Lily P Chic tag. Each parcel will then be sealed in a plastic bag to prevent any water damage that may occur and finally wrapped in heavy duty brown paper parcel wrap for postage. If you are buying this item as a gift for someone and would like the gift wrapping items kept separate so that you are at liberty to view the piece and then wrap yourself please add a note to your order.

Care Instructions:
Machine Washable (40)
Cool Tumble Dry
Cool Iron
May Dry Clean

Please Note: Each piece is handmade to order and we therefore request that you allow up to 5 working days for the piece to be created in addition to the standard dispatch times. Upon ordering we will contact you with an estimated completion date and then again once your parcel has been dispatched.

Thank You.

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Gym / P.E. Bag’s Personalisation and Custom Information

School’s out for summer but before you know it the kids will be back-to-school. Why not send them back in style with these simply adorable personalised and custom-made bespoke swag bag style P.E. / Gym  Back to School Drawstring Bags. Each bag measures approx 14″ long by 12″ wide, perfect for you child’s gym shoes, shorts and sports shirt. You choose from a selection of beautiful and lively fabrics for the main bag, let us know your child’s initials (max 3 characters) and we’ll custom handmade letter patches for the front of the bag in your chosen color of quality cotton. Choose your own colour of Rayon twisted cord and silky habutae lining and your bag is complete!

With around six and a half thousand different combinations to choose from each bag will be completely unique and special for your child.

You Can purchase these bags from:

Choose from the following combinations:

Step One: The Main Bag

a) Mini Beasts Print from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

Mini Beasts from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

b) Pink Floral Cotton Print Fabric

c) I Love You Zoo by Kari Pearson and Quilting Treasures

I Love You Zoo by Kari Pearson and Quilting Treasures

d) White Cotton with Clown Multi-Coloured Polka Dots in Red, Blue, Green and Yellow (it’s recommended that you pick white as the colour for the lining with this choice as to prevent an unsightly show through)

e) Thomas the Tank Print

Thomas the Tank Print

f) Cupcakes!

Cupcakes!

g) Creepy Crawlies from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

Creepy Crawlies by Kari Pearson

h) Large White Polka Dots on Red

Large White Polka Dots on Red

i) Red Gingham

Red Gingham

j) Pink Gingham

Pink Gingham

k) Black Gingham

Black Gingham

l) Sky Blue Gingham

Sky Blue Gingham

m) Yellow Gingham

Yellow Gingham

n) Green Gingham

Green Gingham

o) Purple Gingham

Purple Gingham

p) Fuchsia Garden by Kari Pearson

Fushia Garden by Kari Pearson

q) China Cups

China Cups

r)

Flower Fairies

s)

Ladybug Polka Dots

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Step Two: The Lettering

Choose from: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Black, White and Pink (all in quality quilting cotton)

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Step Three: The Lining

Choose from: White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Lilac, Black and Pink (all in 100% polyester silky habutae)

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Step Four: The Cord

Choose from: White, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Black (all in Rayon Twisted Cord)

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When you submit your order please remember to tell us which initials you would like on your bag(s)

To make life easier you can always copy and paste the form below into your order message box and complete your details:

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Additional Custom Information for Order of Gym / P.E. Bag

I Would Like the Main Bag in this Fabric:

I Would Like the Lettering in this Color:

I Would Like the Lining in this Color:

I would Like the Cord in this Color:

The Initials I Would Like Are:

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You will be contacted with confirmation of these details before any work is commenced.

You Can purchase these bags from:

Custom Made Snood for Children

Child’s Fondant Pink Hand Knitted Snood / Cowl / Tube Scarf w/ Flower Brooch (will custom different colours and combinations)

Gorgeously luxurious hand knitted (not a machine in sight!) fondant pink with lemon yellow trim snood. Unique design made from my own personally created pattern out of 100% aran wool.

Comprises of a generous over-the-shoulder piece left slightly open at the front, that can be wrapped, gathered and pinned in a variety of different ways to achieve multiple looks. Features a stylish length of neck tube that can be pulled over one’s head as a hood or left around the neckline for added warmth

Child Sizes: (Please specify which size you need upon ordering)

Small Child: Approx 3 – 8 years
Large Child: Approx 9 – 16 Years

Comes complete with a beautiful flower brooch to pin the piece in place made from a lively pastel, hot and fuchsia pink floral print quality cotton fabric backed in matching yellow 100% polyester silky habutae. This flower is carefully handmade, measures approx 5.5″ across and incorporates a hand stitched fabric disc on the reverse for ease of pinning (this is designed to be attached with safety pins as we believe with repeated pinning and unpinning of the piece that safety pins will minimize any potential damage that traditional brooch pins may cause).

Important Note: Safety pins should be fixed by an adult and worn by children under careful supervision.

If you want to purchase this piece for a smaller child and would prefer the flower to be stitched permanently in place this can be arranged for no extra charge. Please leave an addition note upon ordering if you would prefer us to do this.

The flower brooch is also sold separately – please see our other listings for more details

All our items are gift wrapped for free ~ Each item is carefully gift wrapped in colorful tissue paper, tied with parcel string and topped with a beautiful hand written Lily P Chic tag. Each parcel will then be sealed in a plastic bag to prevent any water damage that may occur and finally wrapped in heavy duty brown paper parcel wrap for postage. If you are buying this item as a gift for someone and would like the gift wrapping items kept separate so that you are at liberty to view the piece and then wrap yourself please add a note to your order.

Care Instructions:
Snood Only…
Machine Washable (40)
Cool Tumble Dry
Cool Iron
May Dry Clean

Flower…
Sponge Clean Only
DO NOT Immerse in water

Please Note: Each piece is handmade to order and we therefore request that you allow up to 7 working days for the piece to be created in addition to the standard dispatch times. Upon ordering we will contact you with an estimated completion date and then again once your parcel has been dispatched.

Custom Requests: I am prepared to make this piece in a variety of colors in addition to the one advertised here upon request, and will create the flower brooch in a corresponding color and pattern to match. Please do not hesitate to contact me and we can discuss your personal needs for this piece. Thanks

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Personally Customizable: Futher Details Below

We can incorporate two, three, four, or more different colours in your snood. Each piece has a trim edge around the base and top – you can choose to have just these trims a different colour to the main section or stripes of several colours. You can have the trim one colour and the main section striped with two entirely different colours. We’re offering a choice of 16 different colours so the combinations you can choose from are endless – you could even have a mega multi-coloured snood with all 16 colours!

Available Colours: Lavender, Lipstick Red (Pictured), Raspberry Pink, Lemon Yellow, Midnight Blue, Aster Blue, Parchment Beige, Fondant Pink, Denim Blue, Aspen Green, Camel Beige, Royal Blue, Dark Brown, White, Black, Cream.

The flower brooch that fastens the snood collar together will be made in a selection of fabrics to match your chosen colour combinations. A specially selected quality cotton decorative quilting fabric will be used for the front of the petals and the centre and a polyester silky habutae in a complimentary colour will be used for the back of the piece.

Customers worldwide can contact us via the Lily P Chic’s Etsy and Folky Online Stores:

and request the exact specifications for this item. (No matter what combination and how many colours you choose the cost remains the same!)

Please Note: Once a custom order is agreed upon you will be expected to make a purchase of the Child’s Fondant Pink Snood as advertised as payment and your piece will then be custom-made for you and dispatched within the agreed time period.

Any further queries regarding this product and indeed any of the Lily P Chic range can be made by contacting us via the Etsy and Folksy links above, through Facebook or Twitter or you can email us direct at:

lilypchic@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks x

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Scarlet Red Hand Knitted Snood

Scarlet Red Hand Knitted Snood / Cowl / Tube Scarf w/ Flower Brooch (will custom different colours)

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Gorgeously luxurious hand knitted (not a machine in sight!) lipstick red snood. Unique design made from my own personally created pattern out of 100% aran wool.

Comprises of a generous over-the-shoulder piece left slightly open at the front, that can be wrapped, gathered and pinned in a variety of different ways to achieve multiple looks. Features a stylish length of neck tube that can be pulled over one’s head as a hood or left around the neckline for added warmth.

Comes complete with a beautiful flower brooch to pin the piece in place made from an adorable cotton quilting print called Strawberry Delight by Fabric Freedom (www.fabricfreedom.co.uk). This flower is carefully handmade, measures approx 5.5″ across and incorporates a hand stitched fabric disc on the reverse for ease of pinning (this is designed to be attached with safety pins as we believe with repeated pinning and unpinning of the piece that safety pins will minimize any potential damage that traditional brooch pins may cause).

The flower brooch is also sold separately – please see our other listings for more details.

All our items are gift wrapped for free ~ Each item is carefully gift wrapped in colourful tissue paper, tied with parcel string and topped with a beautiful hand written Lily P Chic tag. Each parcel will then be sealed in a plastic bag to prevent any water damage that may occur and finally wrapped in heavy duty brown paper parcel wrap for postage. If you are buying this item as a gift for someone and would like the gift wrapping items kept separate so that you are at liberty to view the piece and then wrap yourself please add a note to your order.

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You can  purchase this piece for £24.95 from Folksy or for $38.00 from Etsy via the buttons below:

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Care Instructions:
Snood Only…
Machine Washable (40)
Cool Tumble Dry
Cool Iron
May Dry Clean

Flower…
Sponge Clean Only
DO NOT Immerse in water

Please Note: Each piece is handmade to order and we therefore request that you allow up to 10 working days for the piece to be created in addition to the standard dispatch times. Upon ordering we will contact you with an estimated completion date and then again once your parcel has been dispatched.

Custom Requests: I am prepared to make this piece in a variety of colours in addition to the one advertised here upon request, and will create the flower brooch in a corresponding color and pattern to match. Please do not hesitate to contact me and we can discuss your personal needs for this piece. Thanks

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Scrap Fabric Flowers!

OMG, I just love these – they are so cute and I love making them! I’ve gone a little flower crazy and my daughters (and myself) will be wearing a different coloured flower in their hair everyday for years!

I’m currently selling the Red Gingham versions of these pretty little things – keep an eye out for loads of different versions soon to come!

Adorable Handmade Red Gingham Shabby Chic Style Fabric Flower for Accessorizing or Embellishments

This beautiful, unique and handmade piece is perfect for a variety of accessorizing and embellishing situations.

Each flower incorporates a handsewn fabric disk on the back of the flower for which you can use to make the process of stitching, gluing, fastening, pinning or clipping the flower to your desired accessory easier. This flower looks gorgeous as a hair accessory, either clipped by inserting the top of a kirby grip into the pocket formed by the back disk or looped around a hairband or bobble. My daughter’s hair looks gorgeous in bunches with one of these clipped either side.

Here’s a few more suggestions of how you can use these flowers: For embellishing handbags, scarves, purses, shoes and clothing. As a brooch or choker neckpiece. For a dramatic finish to Scrapbooking and papercraft projects. For gift-wrap toppers. As a beautiful accessory to your own sewing pieces. For home decor such as on scatter cushions or curtain tie-backs. The possibilities are endless!

Each flower measures approx 3″ across and is made from 5 soft cotton fabric petals pulled in with a card re-inforced center button piece. A matching cotton circle disk is handsewn to the back of each piece for fastening purposes.

Sponge clean only. DO NOT immerse in water.

All our items are gift wrapped for free ~ Each item is carefully  gift wrapped in colourful tissue paper, tied with parcel string and topped with a beautiful  hand written Lily P Chic tag. Each parcel will then be sealed in a plastic bag to prevent any water damage that may occur and finally wrapped in heavy duty brown paper parcel wrap for postage. If you are buying this item as a gift for someone and would like the gift wrapping items kept separate so that you are at liberty to view the piece and then wrap yourself please add a note to your order.

Because we all deserve to wear flowers in our hair!

You can buy these flowers from eBay (UK & Worldwide), Etsy (US & Worldwide) and Folksy (UK & Worldwide). Hit the buttons below to browse the full listings:

Clowning Around: Part Three: Knitted Leg-Warmers

Clowning Around: Part Three: Knitted Leg-Warmers

I’ve made my dress from my pattern and now it’s time to jazz up my daughter’s clown costume with some funky accessories. Since the skirt of the dress is quite short I thought it would look cute with some striking stripey flared leg warmers. While I was buying the fabric for the dress I grabbed a couple of balls of wool in red and yellow for these and some matching arm bands (which you can find a tutorial for in part four).

These leg warmers are designed to start just above the knee and finished at the ankle with a flare – if you want a different length, say starting just below the knee, you’ll have to bare this into consideration when you are measuring.

Measuring:

Everyone knits at different tensions and of course many factors such as needle size and wool type / size makes a difference to the size of each finished piece. To ensure the correct measurement of these pieces I first knitted myself a test patch 30 stitches x 30 rows and measured this piece to roughly work out how much I would need for each leg warmer using the same wool and needles. I worked out that approximately 4 stitches would yield an inch in width and as far as the length goes I was happy to keep measuring the piece as I knitted until it was the desired length.

I got my daughter to stand straight and still, measured her from the knee downward and around her ankle at the point I wanted the leg warmers to flare around and…

…Heres the basic knit pattern I used for each piece (which of course will be subject to your alterations as necessary but as with the dress pattern, I am hoping these details will give you an idea).

To create a piece roughly 13″ x 13″

(Explanation of measurements: 13″ x 13″ will achieved a rough square of knit. The top will be folded over to create a turn over of around 1.5″. Once sewed together to create a tube for the warmer the piece will be attached together along a diagonal, the bottom to be flared as so will measure the 13″ knitted and the top to be cut to size and elasticated to fit the smaller circumference of the top of her knee – if this is too confusing, don’t panic, read ahead as the pictures will help explain this better as the tutorial continues.)

  • Size 4.5 mm Needles
  • Wool, 100% Acrylic Aran Wool
  • Cast on in Red; 50 Stitches

(If you’re new to knitting, this video tutorial will show you how to cast on with one needle)

  • Row 1: Pearl all in red
  • Row 2: Knit all in red
  • Row 3: Pearl all in red
  • Row 4: Knit all in red
  • Row 5: Pearl all in red
  • Row 6: Knit all in red
  • Row 7: Knit all in red (this is where the fold of the turn-over at the top of the leg warmer will be created – just like the top of a sock!)
  • Row 8: Pearl all in red
  • Row 9: Knit all in red
  • Row 10: Pearl all in red
  • Row 11: Knit all in red
  • Row 12: Pearl all in red

Now add your yellow wool: Here’s another video to show you how:

  • Row 13: Knit in yellow
  • Row 14: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 15: Knit in yellow
  • Row 16: Pearl in yellow

From this point in, until the very end you’ll be knitting four rows in red (K,P,K,P) and four in yellow (K,P,K,P) to create your stripes. remember.

  • Row 17: Knit in red
  • Row 18: Pearl in red
  • Row 19: Knit in red
  • Row 20: Knit in red
  • Row 21: Knit in yellow
  • Row 22: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 23: Knit in yellow
  • Row 24: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 25: Knit in red
  • Row 26: Pearl in red
  • Row 27: Knit in red
  • Row 28: Knit in red
  • Row 29: Knit in yellow
  • Row 30: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 31: Knit in yellow
  • Row 32: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 33: Knit in red
  • Row 34: Pearl in red
  • Row 35: Knit in red
  • Row 36: Knit in red
  • Row 37: Knit in yellow
  • Row 38: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 39: Knit in yellow
  • Row 40: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 41: Knit in red
  • Row 42: Pearl in red
  • Row 43: Knit in red
  • Row 44: Knit in red
  • Row 45: Knit in yellow
  • Row 46: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 47: Knit in yellow
  • Row 48: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 49: Knit in red
  • Row 50: Pearl in red
  • Row 51: Knit in red
  • Row 52: Knit in red
  • Row 53: Knit in yellow
  • Row 54: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 55: Knit in yellow
  • Row 56: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 57: Knit in red
  • Row 58: Pearl in red
  • Row 59: Knit in red
  • Row 60: Knit in red
  • Row 61: Knit in yellow
  • Row 62: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 63: Knit in yellow
  • Row 64: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 65: Knit in red
  • Row 66: Pearl in red
  • Row 67: Knit in red
  • Row 68: Knit in red
  • Row 69: Knit in yellow
  • Row 70: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 71: Knit in yellow
  • Row 72: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 73: Knit in red
  • Row 74: Cast off on a pearl

(This way I have a small strip of red at the end for stitching the ruffled trim along the bottom.)

If your pieces are curling up at  the edges you can take a cool iron and with a damp tea towel on top of each piece gently iron out until your pieces are easier to work with.

Next I pinned over my turn overs which will form the top piece of each leg warmer

and carefully stitched them into place

At this point I’d like to make it clear that if you prefer to hand sew these together with a large wool needle and wool that’s absolutely fine. Using the machine is simply a personal preference of mine and there are no hard and fast rules here. The wool here is much thicker than fabric that would normally go through a machine so I sewed this piece with the foot up and turned the wheel manually by hand.

Remembering the measurement I’d taken and jotted down of the circumference of the area just above my daughters knee where I want the top of the warmer to sit and allowing around 1″ – 1.5″ extras since the area will be elasticated I folded the piece in half with the reverse on the outside and pinned at a diagonal to form my flare.

I stitched along this line using a machine like before and trimmed the excess

I then hand sewed the edges to ensure the piece holds together and doesn’t fray

If, unlike me, you are really good at knitting then you could easily knock up a piece that was flared without cutting down and stitching like this. If you’re terrible at knitting you could just make the leg warmers with fabric.

Even though I’ve stitched the openings of the top fold together I can still insert my elastic by using a safety-pin and threading it through one of the holes in the knit itself at the point of the stitch line on the inside.

Once I have it all the way round, exit the fold in the same way and tie the elastic together at the back, trim the excess and tuck into the back of the leg warmer.

To finish the piece, add a red silky ruffled trim around the bottom in the same way as I showed you on the dress in part two of this tutorial

Stich along the red edge that you allowed yourself while knitting

Do the same for the second warmer and voila! Two super cute and funky 70’s style clown striped leg warmers!

Don’t forget to check out part nine below to see them with the full outfit!

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Clowning Around: Part One: The Pattern

Clowning Around: Part Two: Making The Dress

Clowning Around: Part Three: The Underskirt

Clowning Around: Part Four: Knitted Leg-Warmers

Clowning Around: Part Five: Knitted Armbands

Clowning Around: Part Six: Bow Tie

Clowning Around: Part Seven: Hair Ribbons

Clowning Around: Part Eight: Baton with Swirly Ribbons

Clowning Around: Part Nine: Full Materials Needed Breakdown

Clowning Around: Part Ten: Final Full Outfit Images

Clowning Around: Part Eleven: The Carnival Parade Goes Live!

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Clowning Around: Part Two: Making The Dress

With my patterns measured, drawn up, cut out and ready I ran straight out and got my fabrics. I found the most perfect multi-coloured spotty on white cotton print fabric for the main dress, a couple of funky big red buttons and some beautiful silky bright red for the trim. I already had a couple of fat quarters in yellow and blue lying around that I knew would work. For a full breakdown of all the materials needed for this project please see below to navigate all the parts of this tutorial.

I started by cutting out the panels for the main body of the dress (front, sides x4 and back), I pinned these together leaving one side open and sewed.

I pinned in my zipper along the side starting at the waist just before the skirt flares out and finishing about an inch below the armpit hole.

I stitched it in place and finished the rest of the main body: tops of arms, side panel around zip and trimmed excess thread.

At this point I got my daughter back on her chair and tried it on for size, it’s best to make any necessary adjustments at this stage.

Fortunately in this case it was a perfect fit and so we continue…

Next step is to add the sleeves of which two pieces have been cut out suing my pattern.

To achieve a poofy sleeve effect, I pinned each sleeve like this:

  • Points 1 and 4 at the base of the armpit opening.
  • The dotted line between points 1 and 4 left open for the sleeve opening
  • I folded points 2 and 3 over to fin the centre point and pinned this to the top part of the armpit opening
  • what I had left was an excess of material from the sleeve in relation to the pieces left on the opening I was pinning to: this allowed me enough excess to fold over the sleeve piece to create a gathered effect.

Take your time with the pinning of this piece until you have it just right, it may be subject to some re-adjustment until it’s gathered equally on both sides. It’s not an exact science and doesn’t have to be perfect however so don’t fret too much.

Once you are happy with your pinned piece stitch together remembering to leave the opening at the bottom.

Repeat with the other sleeve.

I now have the basic dress complete, it’s time to add trimmings.

Firstly I added a yellow strip of fabric to trim the sleeves.

Here’s how:

I cut out strips from my yellow fat quarter 1.5″ wide(since I was cutting from a fat quarter my strips were 22″ long – I found that one strip of this length was enough for a dress the size I am doing).

(The blue piece of fabric you can see on this picture is a piece I’ve cut in preparation for the breast panel – the yellow strip will be added to this aswell as the sleeves so you may aswell do them both at the same time)

What I need to do with these yellow strips of fabric is create a long piece that’s like bias tape (of course you are welcome to just skip this step and simply buy bias tape but I’m all about saving money and doing what you can yourself from what you already have).

Using an iron, iron the strip in half lengthways:

You can now use this centre line to fold each side into

Iron out the first centre line you created using a spritz of water if needed and you have your bias tape effect

Pin a hemline around the sleeve openings

attach your yellow strip as pictured

and sew…

You should have enough left over to attach to your breast panel piece which you can pin and stitch like so

Now my yellow trimming has been dealt with I am going to add some red silky ruffles around the neckline, sleeves and skirt.

To achieve this rather than using yards and yards of ribbon instead  bought one meter of a red mock silk fabric and cut out 3″ wide strips using a cardboard template I’d made.

I then pinned the strips together in half lengthways (not sure of exactly how many strips I would need, I simply made them as I went along)

To add the red ruffles to the neckline, I first pinned the hem all the way around (note how I’ve marked the centre point at the front so I can attach the fold of the ruffles in opposing directions from this point).

I began attaching my red fabric using folds at around every 2″ to create this pretty gathered and ruffled effect.

before stitching this trimming I popped in the breast panel like this

Using red thread I stitched all the way around to attach the trim and the breast panel.

It’s all coming together rather nicely now isn’t it!

I did the same with the sleeves, attaching the red ruffle to the yellow strips

and again all along the bottom of the skirt

Adding a New Red Strip to the Ruffled Trim: My long strips were not quite long enough to go all the way round the neckline or skirting on one go so there were instances where I had to add a new strip as  went along.

To do this I simply pinned and stitched my next strip along the inside

and incorporated the area where the stitching could be seen into one of the folds in the ruffle.

After another quick fitting I tweaked the edges of the breast panel which  discovered to be a tough baggy.

and the dress component of this costume is finished!

Isn’t it pretty!

I’ll add the buttons to it before the final photo shoot.

Now we really need to go for it with the accessories which will really “clown-it-up” – more parts of this tutorial can be navigated below.

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Clowning Around: Part One: The Pattern

Clowning Around: Part Two: Making The Dress

Clowing Around: Part Three: The Underskirt

Clowning Around: Part Four: Knitted Leg-Warmers

Clowning Around: Part Five: Knitted Armbands

Clowning Around: Part Six: Bow Tie

Clowning Around: Part Seven: Hair Ribbons

Clowning Around: Part Eight: Baton with Swirly Ribbons

Clowning Around: Part Nine: Full Materials Needed Breakdown

Clowning Around: Part Ten: Final Full Outfit Images

Clowning Around: Part Eleven: The Carnival Parade Goes Live!

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Pack of Handmade Shabby Chic Vintage Style Fabric Ribbon Tied Envelopes

Pack of Handmade Shabby Chic Vintage Style Fabric Ribbon Tied Envelopes

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