Clue Inspired by Stitched by Crystal
Hello Craftingcon fans! I am Crystal, from Stitched by Crystal, and I have been not so patiently waiting for my chance to share my board game inspired look with you!
I had so much fun last season with my Harry Potter look. So when I had the opportunity to sign up for another round of Craftingcon sewing I jumped at the chance! And when I saw this season’s themes, I knew exactly which one I wanted to pick….board games, I love ’em! The not so easy part was choosing which board game to use as my inspiration. I ended up settling on one of my all time favorites, the classic detective mystery game of Clue.
In case you are not familiar with the game, Clue, or Cluedo in other parts of the world, is detective a board game where you strategically move your games piece around the board to different rooms in a mansion and through secret passages, trying to solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy. You have you use your detective skills to determine which of the six game suspects killed Mr. Boddy, in which of the nine mansion rooms, and with which of the six weapons.
For my board game looks, I decided to make each of my kids an outfit inspired by one of the Clue suspects. I wanted them to look like they had stepped right out of the board game, but also still be dressed like a 2 and 4 year old!
So…was it Colonel Mustard with the rope…or Mrs. Peacock with the candlestick? They both look pretty suspicious to me!
Colonel Mustard is a military man and a sportsman. He is sometimes depicted in uniform and sometimes more casual, like in the white tee and tweed sports coat he had on in the version of the game I used to play.
Mrs. Peacock is a rich older lady, she has been married several times and all of her husbands have mysteriously died. She is always depicted dressed to the nines, in the game I had, she wore blue with fur and jewels.
I made a total of 5 pieces for my Clue look…
I went with a more casual Col. Mustard look and my son got a pair of Small Fry Skinny Jeans by Titchy Threads, but he really isn’t a skinny jeans kid (and I don’t see Col. Mustard as a skinnies type either!), so I modified them a bit for a relaxed fit. I upcycled a men’s yellow plaid shirt into a button down using the Archie shirt pattern from One Thimble. I modified the hemline a bit on this to better fit on my upcycled shirt, trimmed down the pocket from the old shirt and added that, and made it short sleeved. And then I used the Archie shirt pattern again, modified quite a bit for a military inspired cardigan with front pockets and shoulder tabs like the uniform Col. Mustard is depicted in.
Mrs. Peacock got a Norah dress by Mouse House Creations. I picked a peacock color fabric with a shimmer-y pattern on it for her dress. Then I made a fur shawl, it is simply a long oval shape with a jeweled button closure.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my Clue inspired looks as much as I enjoyed creating them! Swing by my blog to see even more photos of my Clue looks!