Saturday, October 5, 2013

Bimaa Sweater + Ananda Pants = The Great and Powerful Trixie!

Myra spent a lot of time debating which My Little Pony she was going to be for Halloween. When she finally decided on The Great and Powerful Trixie, I was a little surprised, but thrilled that I wasn't going to have to sew Princess Celestia's wings and golden hooves. Once I pinned her down, it was time to choose patterns, and the SewFab bundle had just been released. The Bimaa hoodie and the Ananda pants seemed like the obvious choice! And they were.
Myra LOVES her Trixie costume, and I'm pretty thrilled with how easily it came together. For the top, the Bimaa sweater pattern is absolutely perfect for adding ears. The hood has a center panel that is seamed right where a pair of ears would sit, so you don't have to manipulate the pattern at all.
For her horn, I elected to use a separate headband. The horn itself is just a piece of fleece that I twisted around itself and hand sewed to the headband. Super easy. For her mane, I did add a center seam to the center panel of the hood, and inserted the mane just below the ears. In retrospect, I sort of wish I had continued her "hairline" a little farther forward, and trimmed the from shorter to simulate a forelock.
The main body of the costume is poly fleece to keep her cozy on Halloween night. For the mane, tail, hood lining and waistband of the pants, I used a cotton-lycra jersey from Chez Ami. The mane and tail are cut into thin strips to simulate hair. I love how it curls up on the ends, just like Trixie's hair.
Trixie's cutie mark is a magic wand with a "swoosh" of magic sparkles. For the wand, I used more of the same jersey and painted the stick part with fabric paint. The "swoosh" is a bit of silver sparkle knit, appliqued in place and decorated with some glitter star buttons.
The Ananda Pants are so perfect for this costume! The pant has a nice easy fit, and the waist is finished with a knit waistband. Since Myra is carrying around that heavy tail, I did reinforce the waistband with some 1 3/4 inch wide elastic, which I just inserted into the knit waistband itself. It's still super comfy, but it holds up the extra weight well.
From the back, you can see I just inserted the tail into the center back seam of the pants. I seriously love how well that waistband covers Myra's lower back! She has a bit of a ghetto booty, but these pants are perfect. She asked me to make her another pair in pink to wear to school, so I know they are a winner.
Now we just have to wait for Halloween! Are you ready to rumble, Twilight Sparkle?! Trixie's coming for you!

16 comments:

  1. I love this!! It turned out so well. I currently have a bimaa cut out for Halloween too. :) Mine is microfleece so I didn't size up. Did you? I'm wondering how the fit will be and crossing my fingers!

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    1. I should have mentioned that! I added 1/4 inch at the side seams and undersleeves. It fits her well, but I don't think the extra ease was really necessary. Fleece is so stretchy!

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  2. Great costume, Katie! You are good at costumes.

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  3. Haa haaa getto booty, I know all about that Myra. This is so cute Katie! Great job.

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  4. Awesome costume!! You are such an awesome mom putting this together down to the last details!

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  5. Such a cutie. Loving the costume!

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  6. Okay how cute is your little one?! All that detail! That's really something!!

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  7. Great job! Love it a lot.

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  8. EPIC! I really, really think I want to try this! Myra must be thrilled!!! :D

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  9. That came out SO cute. Smart to put the horn on a headband. The sweater is school-wearable and might not have been with the horn attached. A mane is one thing.

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  10. She must be thrilled! Super Cute! Great job! ~Laurie

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  11. So cute! I think the ears are my favorite part. Now I want a hoodie with ears of some kind! =)

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  12. It's a cute costume, and as a cold-locale Mom, I appreciate how warm Myra will be in another 3 weeks!

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