Once Upon a Time with the Crazy Tailor

I’m so excited for this month’s CraftingCon theme: Once Upon a Time! This theme is hugely open to interpretation – you could use the TV show (although that wasn’t our intention when we picked the theme), you could use fairy tales that start with “Once upon a time….”, you could use an era of history – even 100 years ago is technically once upon a time ;) Sarah’s back today with another knock-it-out-of-the-park look! If you’ve been following CraftingCon for a while, you may remember her Snow White look (if not, seriously go check it out!!). And you absolutely have to hurry over and see Teri’s inspiration post today -it is amazing!

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CraftingCon - Robin Hood

Hi there! It’s Sarah from The Crazy Tailor here to kick of this month’s CraftingCon theme: Once Upon a Time! I had originally wanted to go with The Princess Bride theme, but I just wasn’t feeling inspired by any of those costumes. So I decided to change it up and make something for my little guy this time around. I landed on Robin Hood and knew I could make something wearable and hip, but still with a nod to the classic movie that it is.

CraftingCon: Robin Hood

I broke it down into the main colors: a green cowl neck pullover, khaki pants (fur just isn’t my thing ;) ) and some fun details. May I introduce to you Hipster Hood! Wait, that doesn’t work. Hip and Hood? Robin Hood: Hipster edition? Moving on….

CraftingCon: Robin Hood

The pants are Titchy Threads Small Fry Jeans with patch pockets and a faux fly. I had a little fun with embroidery on the pockets. I love how you can customize your jeans when you make them from scratch!

CraftingCon: Robin Hood

These are such a great slim fit. I don’t really like the skinny look, but these aren’t that skinny, in my opinion. Just slim. I left a little growing room in the length, so hopefully these will make it through until summer!

CraftingCon: Robin Hood

Then I went with a Varsity Cowl Neck Pullover from Peekaboo Patterns. I added some leather elbow patches and a button and loop to the front. I also used a brown knit for the hem band at the waist – I like how that mimics Robin Hood’s tunic and belt from the movie, but in an understated way. This was a size 2, but because I used a waffle knit, the recovery isn’t great, so it turned out a little large. That’s fine, because it will likely last him through this coming fall! And I love cowls on little guys!

CraftingCon: Robin Hood

The pants and shirt are both recycled from thrifted men’s wear and the hat we scored in the Dollar Spot at Target (sad news, Target Canada is closing, Noooooo!). I made a feather out of felt and hand-stitched it onto the hat. The arrow is a skinny dowel with some actual archery feathers from my hubby’s stash glued on.

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It’s a great outfit for mixing up with his other pieces, all classics. And the little details are what I like the most! All in all, I think he turned into a rather hipster little Robin Hood! Oo-de-lally, Oo-de-lally, Golly, what a day!

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Happy Sewing!

I love boy sewing and this is absolutely the reason – all those little details that totally make the outfit! 

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  1. Michelle says:

    I can’t even believe how adorable this is??!!!
    You did an amazing job. I love how you made it look like Robin Hood without it being a costume. That is one of our favorite Disney films, too:)
    In fact, my older daughter (now 15) is an archer, and her influence was this film. LOL

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