There’s a dino on the loose! I received the best envy of fabric from Mini Me’s by TNT yesterday and couldn’t wait to get it sewn up! (Check out Mini Me’s by TNT’s current preorder here.)
In fact, I was up until almost midnight making a dinosaur wardrobe! It’s no secret that I love dinosaur prints for little ones and this fabric did not disappoint! Mini Me’s by TNT‘s current preorder round has some great dinosaur prints in greens, blues, browns, purples and pinks! Dinosaur outfits are one of my favorite things to sew for Kai so I was very excited to be included in this round for strike off sewing! I received an adult sized dinosaur panel, a blue/green/brown/black stripe and this awesome plaid. In this post, I’m going to talk about the Dinosaur romper and hat I made.
This is not the first dinosaur hat like this I have made! It works well not only for dinosaur outfits, but dragon outfits as well. I just love the Jack Frost hat by Peek A Boo Patterns. If you join their facebook group, there is even a coupon code to “purchase” it for free in the pinned post.
It is so easy to add a row of spikes to create a dino/dragon hat. The pattern doesn’t come with the spike addition, but I just freehand drew a row of spikes to create a pattern piece and then cut two of them from fleece and sewed right sides together leaving the bottom unsewn. I then turned it right side out and sandwiched it between the two layers of the hat before sewing the side seams. When you add spikes like this the side seams become your top and bottom seams so the spikes can be on top, but it works out fine. I like to make my spikes as one long continuous piece rather than individual spikes because I think it helps them stand up better. If using fleece, I do not interface the spikes. However, if using knit or woven, then I do add a piece of iron on interfacing to the back of one of the pattern pieces before sewing the two pieces together.
The booties are the very simple Petit Boo booties pattern. I made them from a very soft flexible vinyl that has a fleece reverse side. I lined them with the plaid knit.
My favorite outfit to go with these dinosaur hats is the Harem Coverall pattern by Brindille & Twig. I just love how comfy cozy they are! They’re also a really quick sew!
I wanted to continue with the Dinosaur theme from this round with this awesome plaid, so I had Son of the Maker add a simple dinosaur silhouette heat transfer vinyl to the front. He also added two little dino feet print to one side of the top of hat for the finishing touch.