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Category Sewing
Sizing Boys
Style Romantic, Traditional
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo McCalls 5214

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What materials did you use? Royal Blue crushed Velvet & satin lining for Tabard with metallic vinyl Fleur De Lis front, back & shoulder appliques & metallic silver trim. White cotton shirts and Royal blue stretch velvet breeches with elastic waist.

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What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the fact that my husband is a willing and capable sport to his children's desires to indulge in fantasy costumes and pretend play. It has meant the world to a mom that always wanted but didn't get a girl so I could sew and indulge in 'pretty things'.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The back (wrong) sides of crushed velvet and satin are both quite sleek and I advise to pin often and thoroughly to keep movement to a minimum for stability in completion. Also, use the correct sewing needles for the correlating fabrics, especially vinyl. It makes all the difference in frustration levels. Most of all, enjoy the smiles that you will receive from your subject AND all the romanticists out there that will enjoy them as much as you will!

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Great job and good on your hubby for taking part in the fun. You sound like a lovely family.

06/24/2013 Flag

Thank you for your kind words and I'll def. tell hubby he is still fun! We make the over abundance of testosterone work, that's for sure! :-)

06/26/2013 Flag

Your costumes are fantastic! You did a great job and kudos to your husband for going all out in playing with your sons.

06/25/2013 Flag

Thank you for the generous compliments....... I'll be sure to stroke hubby's ego and pass this on! ;-)

06/26/2013 Flag