This month’s Sew Geeky theme is Marvel vs DC and I could not possibly be happier about it. If there is one thing that our entire family is able to geek out over, it is Marvel. When Cameron found out I would be sewing something for him, he jumped at the chance to get a Captain America suit.
I knew I wanted to make separates, but I also knew that it had to be a super cohesive look that Cameron would be acceptable of (or he would literally never wear the pieces). I used the Bimaa Sweater and Hosh Pants by LouBeeClothing, which obviously look amazing together.
I actually had to very little work to get the Bimaa hood to turn into a superhero cowl! I cut the pieces by the pattern, but when sewing the lining to the outer shell I added a piece of 1/4″ elastic. Cameron can still pull it over his massive noggin + I didn’t have to do any extra drafting = super win for me. The eye holes were cut out, satin stitched, and then turned under and topstitched. As for the “A”…that’s where I had problems. I did a reverse applique, but didn’t stabilize my fabric enough, so while the top looks great, the A’s legs look a little wonky. I just used a permanent maker to fill in the wonkiest of spots and called it a day.
While it’s a bit…abstract…both kids recognized the look immediately, so I was able to pat myself on the back again. Alana’s outfit is based off of Tony Stark (underwear) from the Lego Marvel game. They play that character, and laugh their butts off, every time they get a chance to play the game, so I was really excited about bringing it to life.
Alana’s top is Figgy’s Banyan Tee (boy version, minus the front pocket). This was my first time sewing up the pattern and I had zero issues. Her skirt is a double layer square circle skirt, (mostly) following this tutorial. The arc reactor is polymer clay, and though not perfect, pretty stinking awesome.
It was 117 degrees when we were out taking pictures! Abu Dhabi is HOT right now. I was really lucky to get a few good pictures, but only because the kids LOVED their clothes, and we were standing just outside of a park.
Luckily, the comic book store was much, much cooler!
For more Sew Geeky awesomeness, check out the rest of this month’s crew:From left to right:
Sew Chibi Casa Crafty Rae Gun Rambling’s
Max California Life of a Compulsive Crafter
The Crafty Kitty Robutton