I am competing again this month in Craftingcon. You might remember my Avengers entry last year, this time around the theme is Studio Ghibli. (Check back tomorrow to see what I made!) In the meantime if you want to learn more about me and how strong my Geeky Side truly is, check out my interview over at Craftingcon.com
I am super excited to share these projects, which I have been struggling to keep to myself for a few weeks now. I am competing in CraftingCon Avengers Month, a wonderfully geeky sewing contest over at Friends Stitched Together and I am so thrilled I finally get to unveil these awesome Avengers-inspired looks I made for my very favorite little Superheroes.
When the opportunity came up to participate in Avengers month for CraftingCon, I leapt at the chance. My twin boys are huge Avengers fans who could name dozens of superheroes before they could even say all the ABCs. Recently when the kids were playing with their little action figures one said, “Mom, you need to make me a Hawkeye outfit.” (It is outrageously frequent for them to request costumes and outfits for every little thing.) I looked at the little Hawkeye figure I thought hey, why not make something for CraftingCon? Things started to come together when I was going though a rack of kids’ clothing at a thrift store when I found a like-new red and white striped shirt that I knew was too big for my boys but was so much fun striped fabric to repurpose. Since I am a mom of twins, I can’t just make one special shirt, I decided the striped shirt would become details on a Captain America shirt to accompany Hawkeye.
I ended up with this.
Using the Peekaboo Pattern Shop Hangout Hoodie pattern (Affiliate Link), about a yard to blue jersey knit, a size large plain purple t-shirt and a $1 thrift store striped tee, I was able to create two very happy, comfy superheroes.
For Hawkeye, there are a few iterations of his outfit, I opted to go with the blue and purple like the tiny action figure we have. The pulldown mask attached to the hood was a direct request from my son. The little arrow-in-lieu-of-button detail was my idea, brought to reality with a metal scrap-booking decoration from the craft store.
You can download the Hangout Hoodie pattern, as well as lots of other cute, easy to make kids clothing from Peekaboo Pattern Shop. If you use the affiliate link I will get a little bit. I paid for the pattern and was not compensated for this post. And a huge thank you to Loch and Key Photography for the incredible photos of my little Avengers.