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The King has been crowned!

2013 July 23
by elizabeth_admin

So yeah.  Yeah I was supposed to do grown up sewing next.  But I have a good excuse.  The little boy who lives with me, after seeing his cousins’ crowns, put in an order tout de suite for his very own crown.  In fact, he went into the fabric closet and picked out his fabric of choice all by himself, a racing flag pattern, natch.  How cute is that?

And how could I just sew for myself when that sweet little face looked so expectantly at me?

Since I already had my pattern designed, it was a short hour and half’s work to supply him with a crown for his regal head.  Since this was a crown for a boy, I did not add trim to the top of the crown.  But I sure hope that Jack never finds out that I used lingerie elastic for the trim and elastic for the back of the crown.  Please, I beg of you, never tell him.

Here is the crown in all it’s royal glory.







I should note that I did not use all the “jewels” he chose.  I opted to use my artist’s prerogative to style the crown.  Upon seeing the finished project, he immediately noted the changes and expressed his minor disapproval.  I tried to explain my design choices, but he just looked at me with disdain.  Obviously, I know nothing about crown jewels.  He did love the crown though.  In fact, he’s sleeping with it tonight, clutched tightly in his sweaty little hands.

Love that little boy.

I promise there will be grown up sewing soon!  Really!

7 Responses leave one →
  1. July 23, 2013

    And a handsome king he is!

  2. July 23, 2013

    I love the fabric that he chose for his crown. It came out very nice.

  3. July 23, 2013

    That is too cute!

  4. Alex in California permalink
    July 23, 2013

    Great for a birthday party.

  5. July 24, 2013

    Cute! I’m so glad that you went along with his request. You know, there will come a day in years to come that you and your son will reminisce about this little project, and he’ll say, “Mom, you’re the best!”

  6. Wade permalink
    August 20, 2013

    How, may I ask, did you attach the flat-backed crystals? I’d love to apply the medium and large-sized “gems” to several clothing projects, but there seem to be so many methods for doing so, it’s bewildering! I don’t want them coming off once applied.

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      August 22, 2013

      Wade, I attached them with a hot glue gun. I don’t think this washing machine safe. In fact, some of them already came off. It’s really for only light use. I think it would have worked better had I used fabric glue. There are sew on crystals or there is the bedazzler which I think works on fabrics and is safe for washing machines. Haven’t tried them yet though.

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