Katniss Everdeen with Milileke

This week starts a new month and you know what that means – a new theme for CraftingCon! November is all about the Hunger Games. Who else is planning to go see the new movie this weekend? To celebrate Katniss Everdeen, we have Tisha from Milileke – she’s new to blogging and has only been sewing for a year, but you’d never guess that by seeing what she’s made! There is even a free printable at the end of the post for the crazy cool mocking jay cutouts – I know I’ll be using those!

Hunger Games: Tribute to Katniss

Squeeel!!! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be a part of CraftingCon this month.

For my Hunger Games inspired outfits I chose to pay Tribute to none other than the fabulous, beautiful, intelligent, courageous and compassionate Katniss Everdeen, the Mockingjay.  Is my geek showing just a little? lol

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Katniss’s reaping romper

My first Tribute is Inspired by Katniss’s Blue reaping dress.  I present to you the Reaping Romper.  I must have been channeling my inner Katniss because I shot my arrow at that target and hit it dead in the eye! Okay I’m just playing I’m not that prideful…this romper was nothing short of a miracle lol!  It was one of those creations that you plan in your head a million times, cross your fingers, toes and legs in hopes that it will come out right.

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I have three little girls and they are all as girlie girl as you get.  So I wanted to create something feminine but also something that could still be everyday play wear.  Nothing says play wear better than shorts and jeans to me so I used a lightweight jeans material for the romper.  Also some gold fabric paint to create soaring Mockingjays.

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I did a lot of self pattern drafting and redrafting to create this look.  The basis of the top of this romper is the Mandy K Designs Happy Days Dress.  Using the top pattern I widened the shoulders so I could create the gathers, shortened the sleeves to cap sleeves and redrafted the collar for a smaller mandarin style collar.

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I wanted the shorts to almost look like a flowy skirt so I drafted a pair of shorts that are wider than most.  To create the hidden belt I had given myself extra slack in the shirt and shorts which I then used to create the channel that the belt goes thru after attaching the top and shorts together.

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“At first one, then another, then almost every member of the crowd touches the three middle fingers of their left hand to their lips and holds it out to me. It is an old and rarely used gesture of our district, occasionally seen at funerals. It means thanks, it means admiration, it means good-bye to someone you love.”

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Katniss as The Mockingjay

My next look is a Tribute to Katniss as the Mockingjay in Catching Fire.  Wings and a fabulous dress how could I resist.

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I used grey and purple knits to create this tiered T-shirt dress with a mockingjay cutout using a reverse appliqué technique.  My husband says it looks like a pterodactyl lol! Hey pterodactyl or mockingjay both are cool and my little girl was happy either way.  The T-shirt is just a simple T-shirt and I used the skirt from Mandy K’s Tiers of Joy.  For the wings I followed Natty Jane’s tutorial.

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No one is going to cage up this mockingjay!  Fly free little mockingjay!

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And just for fun I made myself a T-shirt with a soaring mockingjay cutout on the back.

Below you can find all three Mockingjays I used so you can create your own fun Hunger Game looks!

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mockingjay_cutout.pdf

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mockingjay_cutouts_2.pdf

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Thank you so much for reading!
What did I tell you? Are these fantastic or what? I know I’ve found a new blog to follow :)
Rules for the link up: Enter any Hunger Games inspired outfit made in the last year! There is no limit to how many posts you can link up, but adding more won’t increase your chances of winning – in other words, you can enter fifteen looks, but will only be entered to win once. The contestants for this month are allowed to enter anything they’ve done that fits the theme, but are not eligible to win – however, our guest posters can enter their posts and are eligible to win. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all made!


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