Skirt Colorblocking Tutorial with Sew Starly
Hi! I am Starly. I blog over at https://sewstarly.com.Today I am Guest Posting at Craftingcon for My Little Pony Month! We are huge MLP fans over at my house. I had tons of ideas for this post. I even pre-bought rainbow knit in anticipation for a Rainbow Dash something.When I brought my daughter in on the project she had very strong opinions that we should do Sunset Shimmer from Rainbow Rocks. 4 year olds are very literal so I tried to do an inspired by outfit, close enough to meet her expectations, but appropriate for a preschooler. I will show you my outfit and then talk through how to do the color blocking on the skirt. Click the Sunset Shimmer image to the left to read all about her on the Friendship is Magic Wiki. For the Jacket I used the Violet Fields Threads Molly Jacket. I did not have any black woven fabric so I used Cotton Lycra for the black side. The reverse is done in chambray.I used a Hotfix Applicatorto add some bling to the collar. Since it’s July and she was very keen on needing the jacket part of the outfit, I used the short sleeve version of the Molly.For the top I used the Gracious Threads Rainbow Tee in the solid option. I up-cycled an old shirt of mine for the fabric and made a cutie mark from scraps. I originally tried to free hand paint a cutie mark but that was a total fail. My terrible painting is conveniently hidden by the fabric one so no one will ever have to see =) For the skirt I used the Gracious Threads Cirrus Skirt. I used Stenzo Floral Stripes Red from Mabel Madison for the main fabric. The mix of red and orange was perfect for Sunset Shimmer. I omitted the pockets to keep it simple so I could color block the skirt. I will share how I did the color blocking further down. As a nod to Sunset Shimmer’s fiery red and orange hair I cut some knit strips, pulled on them so they would curl up, and then tied them through my daughter’s hair. I love the effect and they were super easy to take out. I will use this method again if I ever feel the need for a “wig” for a costume. I could have tied a ton more in there and it would have been fine.
Let’s talk about colorblocking the skirt. I used the Gracious Threads Cirrus Skirt for this which I love but you can do the colorblocking on any a-line skirt pattern.
The plan all along was that this would be Sunset Shimmer from Rainbow Rocks and that she would have a Guitar. At the last minute before the photoshoot my daughter protested that she changed her mind and needed to be the “Bad” version of Sunset Shimmer from Equestria Girls.
We compromised and she got to be both =) I hope you have enjoyed this post. We had such a great time participating. My daughter has already worn all of her MLP gear to school and has requested a Cutie Mark Crusaders cape next so it looks like I will be sewing My Little Pony into August =)