Superhero Doll & Matching Toddler Cape — Stitch Swap

Handmade doll with a matching cape set? Check! I got a little carried away with this project but I love how it turned out. I doubled up on sewing events with this little guy, linking up the softie to the Peanut Baby sew along and the cape is my contribution for Stitch Swap! Stitch Swap is a fun collaboration where a group of bloggers mailed a yard of fabric to one another. Fenna from Fabulous Home Sewn sent me this cheery star print and I turned it into a superhero set.

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Scout Tee – Silk Man’s Button Up Shirt Refashion

Man's Silk Shirt Refashion Before - Swoodson Says

 Don’t worry, that is the ‘before’ picture! I dug this out of my ‘refashion’ pile and gave it a makeover thanks to motivation from Magda in honor of Refashion Month. She blogs at House of Estrela and has so many fun ideas for herself and her daughter. One of her recent refashions was so clever, she is due next month and sewed a nursing nightgown! She declared July to be Refashion Month and invited a bunch of bloggers to sew along and share their refashions. There is a Flickr group if you want to join in the fun, and a great giveaway at the end of the post!

I picked up this man’s shirt from Goodwill – I love silk but can’t afford to buy it by the yard. It had a perfect boxy shape to give me lots of fabric to work with, and I thought it would be a perfect time to try the Scout Tee pattern from Grainline Studio.

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