And crowns to match!
People, I have definitely gone over to the dark side. I am afraid. Very afraid.
I bought a glue gun. And some “jewels”.
Oh my! I love this hot glue gun. I surely do. I am eyeing everything in the vicinity for jewelification needs. Seriously. But let me backtrack a bit… I thought about what I could include in the birthday prezzies for my nieces besides their dresses. Because this aunty knows that just receiving clothing for a birthday present is not cool. I was drawing a blank on toys, because these girls are totally set in the toy department. And then it hit me. Matching crowns!
I had some remnants from their dresses. I have tons of trim. I could make them matching crowns. Word! So I did a cursory search for crowns on the interwebs, found some ideas and just went to town on my own.
Here’s what I did, loosely:
- Drafted a pattern of three points roughly 5 inches wide each with the middle point being the tallest. Roughly, the pattern was about 3 inches tall at the sides by 15.5 inches long (1/4 inch SA’s included). The middle point is about 1.5 inches taller than the side points. Really you can make it any way you want. I wanted a crown that went almost all the way around their heads.
- Cut out my fabric and interfacing, 2X each.
- Basted my trim to the top of the crown upside down on the right side, so that when I turned out the crown, the trim would be standing up away from the crown.
- Sewed the top of the crown rt sides together, clipped the points and nadirs for nice sharp turns when turning out the crown.
- Pressed the bottom and side seams.
- Sewed the bottom closed with trim on the front bottom (wrapped around the ends to secure it), leaving the sides open for the back elastic.
- Sew the side seams closed with the elastic inserted (adjust the elastic size to fit your kid’s head comfortably yet securely).
- Use your awesome glue gun to affix the “jewels” to your crown.
Et voilá! You have a fancy schmancy crown that any girly girl would love to wear. Heck, I want one now. Even Jack does too.
How cute are these? (If I do say so myself.)
And now back to regular grown up sewing. Happy sewing everyone!