Monday, June 30, 2014


If you've been hanging around you know that this month was Harry Potter Month for Crafting Con.  You can see a quick over-view of all my designs here.  I'm also doing an individual post for each look and today we're up to my son Ezekiel.  He was sorted into Gryffindor!

First, let me preface all the pictures by saying, please PLEASE just overlook the riddikulus dog collar he has on in all of them!  It was supposed to be a bracelet that wrapped around twice but he got it in his head that he wanted to wear it as a necklace and there was no talking him out of it.'s there in all the pictures in all it's dorky glory!  lol

I used Terra's Treasures Suburban Basic as the base for his shirt.  Then (with much consulting from Kirsten), I decided on a faux bow-tie (appliqued on), a kangaroo pocket (freehanded) and freezerpaper stenciled glasses and lightning bolt.

 On the back I reverse freezer paper stenciled "Gryffindor" using a Harry Potter font I found at .

He also decided since I had made his brother a cape he needed one too.  More freezer paper stenciling here too!  I free-handed the shape of the cape (upcycled from an old polo of my husband's) and used the existing hem for the bottom.  I hemmed the other edged and then added velcro to attach to his shirt.

I used the trace function on my Silhouette software to get the outline of the Gryffindor crest and and then ironed the freezer paper on and  painted over it.

The front has a functioning pocket with a Harry Potter scar stenciled onto it and fake glasses peeking out of one side of the pocket.

This whole project was upcycled.  The striped fabric was from a polo both my boys had outgrown and the maroon was a shirt I stole from my dad for just this purpose!  ;)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Gryffindor look and be sure to come back tomorrow to see my little Hufflepuff!!!  (her's MIGHT be my favorite but I really like parts of all of them so much! )


Amy said...

I think I love this one even more than the Ravenclaw outfit!! The glasses in the pocket are such a perfect detail. I love it when kids get ideas in their head and you just have to go along with it :)

Jonie said...

CUTE!!! I just love it!
I can't tell you the amount of things my kids have gotten into their heads and i have just had to go with. :)

Megan Kupferschmid said...

I love this idea! You are very creative and I might have to make my own adult-look alike. Great job with providing details. Keep up the good work!