Thank you so much, Tasha, Maegan, Karen, and Amy for including me in your awesome Crafting Con blog tour! I got the fun job: sew a cute, practical, wearable outfit for my DGD based on a theme of my choice. Well, actually it ended up being my daughter’s choice. After all, she is my DGD’s momma, so I guess she can have veto power. We decided to go with a Harry Potter theme, and specifically Hermione. She and my DGD have much in common after all: they are both only children, brilliant students, and love books! Duh, a no-brainer! 😉
Hermione spends time in a pleated wool skirt and pullover sweater—hardly toddler-friendly clothing. I wanted to design an outfit that my DGD would love to wear, and also be comfie and hassle-free for daycare, the playgound, or running errands with Momma. After loads of sketches and discarded designs, I chose leggings, a simple pull-on top, and a cardigan sweater in a Hermione-inspired color scheme.
I used a vintage Kwik-sew pattern (KS 2024) for the grey cardigan, and added gold and maroon buttons down the front bands for a little color pop. I had some grey sweater knit in my stash that was cardi-perfect. The white cotton interlock top was hacked from Selvage Design’s Soleil sundress pattern, and a bit of maroon fold-over elastic (FOE) trim around the armholes tied it into the Hermione-theme. Both the fabric and the FOE were also from my stash. The leggings are from Oliver + S Playtime Tunic and Leggings pattern, and I ruched the legs and added matching gold and maroon buttons in a smaller size to give them a fun detail. And of course I had to knit a maroon and gold Hermione scarf! Amazingly enough my DGD loves the scarf! The legging fabric, yarn, and buttons were the only things I had to buy for this whole outfit.
Wizards have to practice their flying skills, right?
Oooh, sneaky, sneaky Oona escaped capture by squeezing through this tight little space!
Little wizards-in-training LOVE showing off their skills to those less-gifted-than-they. Like daddies, for instance. 😉
Ohh! Good balancing, Hermione!
Little magician-wizards need fast running shoes for all those times when they can’t find any spell-casting ingredients or remember the right incantation
This whole project was a total win-win. Oona loves her new clothes, they are definitely wearable for every day, and I loved being part of this fun Crafting Con challenge. Thanks again, Tasha, Maegan, Karen, and Amy! Happy sewing!
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