Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Outfit

"What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
The Grinch

While creating and sewing these comfy black corduroy overalls for my granddaughter, I tried to add
 
"a little bit more love."

 

I created these  overalls using Kwik Sew pattern K3948 and added a few design elements of my own. I had so much fun choosing just the right coordinating fabrics and notions to make
my ideas come alive. 

First, I began by prewashing the black corduroy as I wanted to eliminate any future color bleeding problems.

 The fun began as I changed the size of the pockets to highlight the Grinch holding his bag, and the town of Who dancing around the Christmas tree. My next post will be on the trick I use to obtain smooth rounded edges on my pockets.
 


Inside one of the diagonal pockets is the Grinch who peeps out to see if anyone is noticing him or not. The other diagonal pocket features Cindy Lou Who emerging from the opening. 
 
 

On the yoke of the overalls, I used covered buttons that had different "Centered Grinch faces."  I let Cailyn choose which ones she wanted me to use, because she thought two  of them were a bit "mean." The headband also uses one of the covered buttons on it too.





"I'm glad he took our presents. You can't hurt Christmas, Mr. Mayor, because it isn't about the... the gifts or the contest or the fancy lights. That's what Cindy's been trying to tell everyone... and me. I don't need anything more for Christmas than this right here: my family."
Lou Lou Who

As I stitched and created this outfit, it was my way of nuturing and showing my love for my granddaughter. I would find myself smiling with  pure JOY as I thought of all the fun she would have in this outfit and how special it would make her feel.

 
 
 IS that what you feel as you create that special something for the family that you love? It sure is for me.
Deborah Devine
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