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Sew in Tune

Friday, February 13, 2015

It's always so much fun to combine two of my most favourite things in the whole world: music and sewing.  The ever so talented Melissa (Melly Sews) and Stacey (Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts and Design) are hosting the Sew in Tune series again this year, and today, I'm honoured to be a part of it!


When my girl heard this outfit was going to be inspired by music, she begged for something to do with Frozen. We jumped on the Frozen bandwagon a little late (my children saw it for the first time just before Christmas), and now, our house is often filled with those familiar songs that can't seem to get out of your head!  Anja's favourite Frozen song is Love is an Open Door which I thought would be perfect for Sew in Tune, since tomorrow's Valentine's Day.  To make this song come alive through her outfit, we decided to go with a casual, comfortable, everyday look.  





Does she like it?!  Yes, she does!


I designed the graphic for the self-drafted sweatshirt in Illustrator.  Starting with one heart, I played around with the size and colours, added the song title, and then I was ready to print.

Last year, Farrah from Mingo & Grace shared a sweatshirt she made using SuperSoft Inkjet Transfer Paper from the Dharma Trading Co. and when I saw it, I just had to get some.  The stuff is amazing!  I've used it on pajamas, bags, tshirts, the list goes on.  You just print on the transfer paper and then iron it on...it's really just that simple.


Fabric
Sweatshirt - French Terry from Fabric.com
Leggings - Stripes Grey and Pink Jersey L'oiseau Fabrics 

Patterns
Sweatshirt and leggings - Self-drafted

Follow along with the series on Melly Sews and Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts and Design to keep up with all the musical outfits from a long list of inspiring bloggers.



13 comments on "Sew in Tune"
  1. I keep hearing good things about that transfer paper...I'm going to have to get some. As for the outfit...love the subtle nod to Frozen without it being too in your face. And I can't believe how big Anya is getting!

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    1. Thank you, Sally! Yes, do get the transfer paper...you'll love it!

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  2. Someone is turning into a big girl! This outfit is really cute, Heidi. I love the length of the sweatshirt.

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! I know, she's growing way too fast!

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  3. So cute. I love me some nice kid appropriate outfits and this one here just screams "happy child"! Really, really nice. And that print is just too cute. I might have to "knock it off" one day ;) Btw: Happy to see you online again. I was really wondering if everything is okay. I hope you're just busy working on new patterns and everythings is fine! Cheers Annika

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    1. Thank you, Annika! No lack of sewing going on behind the scenes, just not blogging about it all. New patterns are coming...:)

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    2. Eeeeep! I hope this sweatshirt ends up in pattern form! Great basics are hard to find and always my favorite patterns!

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  4. ok - this is AMAZING - I have got to get this transfer paper.... <3 <3 <3 And when did she grow up!?!??!?!

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne!!! Do get the transfer paper...it's really awesome. Softens up so nicely after washing. And she has really grown! :)

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  5. Such a cutie! And I love that the hearts aren't over the top. Thanks for sewing along again!

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  6. Cute song choice, and great interpretation! The long sweater is adorable over her leggings....and man...I have got to get some of that transfer paper! It looks so professional.

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