Gumball, Gumball!

8:04 am


This week's Project Run & Play theme is Candy! I wanted to sewalong, but I was super conflicted. I believe the last thing a kid needs in their life is candy. Yeh it's a nice treat, but there are so many yummy healthy alternatives that isn't full of sugar and preservatives. Couldn't I make a sultana and apple salad dress? Hah.

However in the name of fashion and sewing along and trying new things I came up with this Gumball Machine shirt for Vincent! When I showed it to him he laughed and said, "Heyyyy, it looks like Benson!" Which is a good thing since Benson is a character in our favourite TV show The Regular Show and he is in, fact, a gumball machine.

That gave me the idea to make Vince some Regular Show character tees, so that got added to my sewing list too.


Anyway back to this shirt! I use some plastic, some red cotton, some silver Lycra and some plastic marbles that look like gumballs! The main fabric of the shirt is leftovers from the lovely lime jersey I received from Riley Blake for the Jersey Love tour. It's so soft. I just love it.

So yeh that is a lot of different fabrics to try and sew together, but I did it! The plastic is reverse appliquéd onto the inside of the shirt, with a circle of the lime jersey behind it. I did originally attempt to have a way for the fake gumballs to come out and be 'dispensed' but my brain just did not want to figure that out so I stitched the rest of the gumball machine on like an appliqué (it was kinda scary trying to iron it and not melt the plastic or scorch the silver lycra!)

I used Dana's free size 5T kids shirt pattern as a base!


He's wearing store bought shorts that his Nanny bought him ^_^ at $5 a pop you can't really go wrong with some nice basics. HOWEVER I really do plan on making 95% of the kids wardrobe if I can! I don't like supporting cheap department stores anymore!


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12 comments

  1. My youngest really wanted to know if those were actual gumballs. "Pretty convincing and cute," she said. Nice job!

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  2. Too cute! For some reason, I see this being all the rage at a little guys (or girls) candy themed birthday party! thanks for sharing!

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  3. OMG! You could actually sell this!

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  4. Plover e green and what kid wouldn't love a gumball tee?
    Awesome!
    Vincent looks so much bigger here.

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  5. This is so fun. All the kids including mine would love this top for sure! Great idea.

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  6. By far the cutest entry in the candy sewalong! I thought those were real gumball and before I read anything I was searching where they came out... too bad you didn't do that option! ;)

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  7. This is amazing, I can only imagine that kids would LOVE it (and then try to tear into it and see if they are real gumballs)

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  8. This is so cool! Well everything you make is so cool.

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  9. That is awesome!!! you make the most creative things ever. Want to loan your right brain out sometime?
    elizabeth

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