It's almost Halloween and here at the Handmaiden's Cottage, we have created a cute "BOO" Digital Cut File to complement any handmade item. Use the file with your favorite cutting machine such as Cricut, Silhouette or simply print and cut from your computer. Available for purchase in a downloadable .zip file that includes these formats: .EPS, .SVG, .PNG, and .DXF here.
I have always loved the popular "Boo" Dress from that was once available in the Etsy shop as a handmade dress for purchase. You can now make your own combining the two latest releases: the "Hop Skip Jumper" PDF Pattern, an easy beginner sewing pattern and the "BOO" Applique PDF File.
If you are relatively new to sewing, the "Hop Skip Jumper" PDF Pattern is perfect! No zippers, no buttons and only 3 pages to print! I made three myself and completed "cut to sewn" in about two hours each. This was record breaking sew time for me, haha! I love to make fancy cute dresses but they do take me a looooong time to finish. The Hop Skip Jumper pattern was perfect way to encourage my stitching morale! Sometimes, ya just need a boost of sewing confidence, am I right?
So why not use the "Boo" cut file and embellish the Hop Skip Jumper using iron-on heat transfer vinyl (HTV) ? This idea was inspired by "The Wanderer Skirt", another awesome easy beginner sewing pattern created by the wildly talented Katy McKinley over at Thread and Grain. Be sure to stop by and check out her website and blog. Since, I have never appliqued anything (yet), the "Boo" Digital Cut file made embellishing easy for my own handmade creations. It also gave a modern take on an adorable vintage inspired sewing pattern. Here is my Hop Skip Jumper using the "Boo" Digital Cut File:
My daughter is now 10 years old and wears a size 10-12 size in store bought clothing. I knew that I had to try this simple, easy pattern in the size 8 using black and eggshell colored super stretchy knits that I purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics in the remnant section. I also decided to shorten the length to make a cute top that pairs well with jeans.
I think it came out just darling and is perfect for my Florida 5th grader who is becoming quite picky with momma-made and is greatly influenced by her peers fashion sense. Where we live, it is still a cool 89 degrees in mid-October, yikes!
Girls shouldn't have all the fun, so I created this cute shirt for my youngest and crossed off the annual Halloween shirt off my list too.
We hope you will join us at the Handmaiden's Cottage Pattern Group and share your "Boo" inspired creations! Thanks for stopping by!