Mini Effie with GYCT Designs

We have one of our good friends sharing her mini Effie look today for our Hunger Games month. We use Chelsea’s patterns all the time (for everything from a tiger shirt to a Wendy costume) and she was part of our blog tour SIX months ago!

Hello, I’m Chelsea from GYCT Designs.  I have really enjoyed following along with the Crafting Con competition so far.  I am super excited to be part of this month’s Hunger Games Theme.  I totally LOVE the Hunger Games.  I started the series in 2008 when the first book came out.  Fell in love and never looked back.
 
Effie Trinket Kids Look by GYCT Designs



When deciding what I wanted to put together for this competition, I really wanted to try making an Effie Trinket look.  First because I thought it would be a challenge, but second, because I love Effie.  She might be a little “effected” because of her Capitol upbringing.  But she does show she is human in the second novel.


Effie Trinket Kids Look by GYCT Designs
 

 To make a toddler into Effie was a little tricky.  Plus, the idea behind Crafting Con is to make something wearable.  Not just crazy.  So I decided to make the best look I would need bold colors, loads of ruffles and BIG flowers.


Effie Trinket Kids Look by GYCT Designs
 
So I started by picking my fabrics.  I used pinks because we know that Effie is great in pink.  I also found this great neon green striped fabric that I just feel in love with .  For the patterns I used the GYCT Designs Tinley Teethe cardigan is Peekaboo Patterns V-Neck Cardigan, and the skirt I self drafted.  
 
Effie Trinket Kids Look by GYCT Designs
To add “ruffles” I used a lettuce hem.  This gives it that ruffle look but keeps it nice and small for such a small person.  If you’d like to see the FREE tutorial for the Effie Ruffle Skirt check it out on our blog.
 
Effie Trinket Kids Look by GYCT Designs

 Now let’s talk accessories.  For the flower on her shirt, I used THIS tutorial.  It is a removable flower.  Just pinned on but can be taken off and added to other shirts or jackets.  Her hair flower is the Camellia Flower Tutorial from Sew McCool.  Now I will admit I am not a huge fan of giant flowers on toddlers heads, but for Effie, it had better be a big flower!

  

Effie Trinket Kids Look by GYCT Designs

 

Baby girl seems to enjoy it.  She really loves all the ruffles and those flowers.  I had a lot of fun with this month’s challenge.  Thanks for having me!!
 
Effie Trinket Kids Look by GYCT Designs

 

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Could this be any cuter? I knew as soon as Chelsea said she wanted to do a toddler Effie look that she was going to nail it – and she did!
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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