We hope you're ready to be inspired! We are looking forward to providing you with endless inspiration during these next few weeks, with never-before-seen projects that are being featured in our CHA Summer booth display. Our Design Team has been very busy creating oodles of project ideas with all of the new collections and products, and we are excited to finally share them with you!
Too Cute To Spook Witch Dress and Hat, by Tiffany Hood.
I wanted to make my daughter a witch dress she could wear for our annual "Witches Nite Out" event we do here in Salt Lake City, Utah. It's tradition for hundreds of women to dress up and attend this two night event, eat treats, dance and shop. Up to this point, it's just been my mom, aunts, sister, and friends, but this year I've got to bring the newest, cutest witch- my daughter :)
The dresses at Witches Nite Out are elaborate, with bussles and trains and trim and lights and yards and yards of fabric. This dress is not quite as elaborate, and I actually used parts of a princess dress pattern for parts of it. I made it long enough to touch the ground, and then I added sleeves, extra bussels, and lots and lots of extra fabric, trim and lots of tulle underneath.
The hats are what are really over-the-top. This one is less elaborate but perfect for a first-time little girl's hat. To make the rose I used my ruffler foot (or you could just gather a long strip of fabric) and rolled it into a rose shape and tucked the edges under. The feathers and embellishments were hot glued rather than sewn onto the hat.
Too Cute To Spook fabrics by Bella Blvd for Riley Blake Fabrics; Extras: 3" wide black gathered lace trim, hook & eyes clasps (back of dress), elastic (sleeves), interfacing (waistband), tulle skirt (underneath), green ribbon (bodice), McCall's M6619 (used parts of the pattern)
Too Cute To Spook fabrics by Bella Blvd for Riley Blake Fabrics; Feathers: Orange, Pickle Juice, Oreo, Surf N' Turf; Extras: Peltex (used instead of interfacing to make the hat stiff enough to stand on its own), hot glue gun (to attach bow, "rose" and feathers), McCall's M5494 (hat only- XS size, shortened the top of the hat by 4 inches)
Fabric Pumpkin, by Tiffany Hood.
This pumpkin is one of the easiest fabric projects you can make as a beginning sewer. You simply cut out 8 feather shaped pieces of fabric (4 of each color) and sew them all right sides together leaving a gap at one end for the opening on top. Then stuff the pumpkin. Once it's stuffed it will look like a beach ball, so wrap baker's twine around the pumpkin pulling tightly and lie the twine between each of the seams. The tighter you pull, the more the sections will bulge out. Then you roll a long strip of fabric into a stem and hot glue it onto the center. Hot glue a few of Bella Blvd's Feathers to the top as leaves and you've got yourself a darling little pumpkin! (google: Fabric Pumpkin for free patterns)
Too Cute To Spook fabrics by Bella Blvd for Riley Blake Fabrics; Feathers: Pickle Juice; Extras: Poly Fil stuffing, baker's twine, hot glue gun
Too Cute To Spook Pillow And Owl, by Tiffany Hood.
Too Cute To Spook is one of my favorite all time Bella Blvd collections, and I was so excited when I heard it would be in FABRIC!!! Those adorable little monsters and spiders will be so fun to create more fun projects with this fall. The owl was made with several cute prints in this collection. His eyes and tummy were blanket stitched, and his eyes and arms have Bella Blvd's cute Button Market Buttons. The pillow was made with the cute monster print, and finished with cording.
Riley Blake Too Cute To Spook cotton fabrics by Bella Blvd; Button Market: Plaid, Blues; Extras: Rope Cording, Fusible Fleece, Poly-Fil Stuffing, Wonder-Under, Owl Pattern: Curiosities & Mischief by Art to Heart, Lettering: Curiosities & Mischief by Art to Heart