children, sewing

Dragon Hoodie & Pants

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Since my husband’s name means “dragon,” I’m always on the look out for cool dragon fabric! Needless to say, I couldn’t resist this dragon print and panel from MK*Designs! This fabric is available for pre-order until December 22nd, 2019 with delivery in 8-12 weeks. Just like every other MK*Designs fabric, this is excellent quality fabric, with vibrant colors, 220gsm, and 60-66″ wide.

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I initially planned to use Ottobre 1/2015 #9, “Crocodile Hoodie,” but it was too small (74-104cm). Instead, I used the spikes template from that pattern and modified the BeeKiddi Boys BeeStyle to include the spikes on the hood and arms, and binding (rather than banding) on the hood trim.

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Ottobre 1/2015 #9 and #10
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The black dots at the top of this panel are not part of the design. That would be my son’s drool :-/

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For the pants, I used the “Baggy Bottom Pants” from the same Ottobre magazine issue. This pants pattern is designed for wovens but I figured I could easily use Simply By Ti’s Navy Stretch French Terry.

Everything was going so perfectly while I was making these pants! My coverstitch machine FINALLY didn’t skip ONCE, the binding went on perfectly, the pockets looked really cool…. AND THEN…..

….I discovered my back pockets were on the front, and my front pockets were on the back.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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So now I’m so torn. Do I rip these apart and fix it? Do I just cut some of the rise off the “front”, stitch the inseam again and call it a night? Or do I just leave it as is and remember that ALL FUTURE PANTS require a little bit of masking tape to differentiate between the fronts/backs? (He is so super skinny though, the “back” actually looks perfect on him, which is why I’m tempted to just modify the front rise!)

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Anyways. These pockets people! I just LOVE them! I think they are my favorite detail and work so well with this melted crayon!! (Which, by the way, will be available for pre-order in January.)

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Will these dragons be on your Christmas list? Order for yourself, wrap up the invoice and enjoy opening it up on Christmas day!! 😉😉 ❤

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Fabric Links

Dragon Fury, yardage – MK*Designs (preorder closes December 22, 2018)

Dragon Fury, Big Kid 3xpanel set – MK*Designs (preorder closes December 22, 2018)

Navy Stretch French Terry – Simply By Ti

Melted Crayon – MK*Designs (coming soon!)

Mystique, black – JoAnn Fabric

Sherpa fleece, Navy – Fabric Mart (NLA)

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