First of all:
HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!!
Now back to the blog post:
There is a show on the television called "Wild Kratts". On the show two brothers teach the children about animals and their "powers" and then they don "Creature Power" suits and take on the characteristics of the animal that they are teaching about that day.
My boys and my friend's children love the Wild Kratts and wanted to make creature power suits. I kind of took over the project and made up the suits using quilters cotton. The project was incredibly cheap (about $12 all in for all 5 suits), and embarrassingly time-consuming. The kids have suits that they like but, as a perfectionist, I don't love them. If I were sewing clothing for myself I would have fixed a few things to make them tidier, but as these are for fun, I decided to "let it go".....difficult for me!
I also tried appliqué for the first time. It's difficult and mine isn't as pretty as I'd like but it's actually not as hard as I thought.
This project really pushed me in terms of my sewing skills and creativity. I had no pattern so I made one up and it is actually functional! I have never sewed an appliqué or sewed a circular shape. I learned a lot with this and I'm glad I took it on.
My kids have been wearing their suits all day....that's rewarding!
|All the Creature Power suits in a row.|
|This is my appliqué. |
The seams are reinforced on the sides of the large circles because they are actually pockets.
The top is open and the bottom is closed, so I needed to strengthen the sides.