NOTE FROM KATHY: Please welcome our new bi-monthly contributor, Meagan Mora of AvasLookbook.com! She is going to share adorable sewing projects for little girls. I hope you love her creations as much as I do! She knows how to rock a pattern!
Valentine Cape & Leggings
Meagan Mora for CraftyChica.com
Hey everyone! I’m so excited to be here, thanks for having me, Kathy! My name is Meagan and I blog over at . I mostly blog about sewing for my four (soon to be five)-year-old daughter, Ava. I’ve been sewing for about three years and enjoy every minute of it.
Today I’m sharing an outfit I made inspired by Valentine’s Day. Ava was born on Valentine’s Day so it’s a pretty big deal for us. In true Valentine’s spirit, Ava loves all things girly, pretty, and of coarse – pink. So I tried to incorporate all those things in this look.
To start off, I made some dark gray leggings. I love a good pair of leggings. The fabric I used is divine, it’s a Ponte knit I got from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores. I used a great pattern by Oliver + S, my go-to leggings pattern.
I wanted to give them a little something more so I added glittery hearts to the ankles. I made a freezer paper stencil of a heart and filled it in with silver glitter.
I used Tulip Fashion Glitter Shimmer fabric paint to fill in the stencil.
I love the way it came out, it’s super sparkly!
For the next part of Ava’s look, I made a bright magenta and lace cape. I love capes, they’re so classy and feminine. I knew I was going to use a magenta wool for the cape, but when I saw a black scalloped lace I had in my stash, I knew I had to incorporate it some how. It took a little experimenting before I decided I was going to use it along the sides of the cape. A fun little accent don’t you think?
I secured the lace by top stitching three rows down the length of the lace. For the lining, I found this really fun XOXO cotton and immediately decided it was perfect.
I love when the lining peeks out to reveal this cute little print. Construction wise, I used a pattern from a book called ‘Little Things to Sew’ as a base.
I left off the hood and doubled the length of the arm hole slits. I also used black grosgrain ribbon for the front ties instead of a button and loop. I really love the way it came out.
To pull it all together, I put Ava’s hair in a dutch fishtail braid. She has SO much hair, so we love to experiment with fun different braids!
She’s wearing kitty loafers from Zara and a glittery Unicorn purse from ModCloth. Unicorns make everything better, don’t they?
Thanks again for having me, Kathy, and Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂
Please come visit me at my blog, AvasLookbook.com – I have a lot of other projects for you to see!