Super Girl (Updated)

Sienna wants to be a superhero for Halloween. I made her this outfit using my hoodie pattern…..but I tapered it a little and added a skirt to it. It is SO hot here today I left off the sleeves. I have a great pattern by Burda for a vest/jacket (that I still plan to make one day before Sienna gets too big)….and I like how they do the armhole trim like you see below…..almost like a men’s athletic shirt. (See the bottom of the post for the directions for armhole trim)

Super Girl (Updated) via lilblueboo.com
I shaped the center pieces to resemble a “Wonder Woman” belt.

Super Girl (Updated) 2 via lilblueboo.com
The hood trim is larger than normal….almost like a boxer’s robe. The stars on the hood trim and belt piece were added using a freezer paper stencil and fabric paint. Jacquard paints are the best I’ve used….they are soft and wash over and over again without fading! The color I used is Sky Blue and is by far my favorite color.

Super Girl (Updated) 3 via lilblueboo.com

The hood is her cape.

Super Girl (Updated) 4 via lilblueboo.com

During naptime today I made some wrist cuffs with stars.

Super Girl (Updated) 5 via lilblueboo.com
To make the wrist cuffs, I cut 2 pieces of ribbed knit (with spandex) into 6″ x 6″ squares. I used my large star scrapbook punch to cut out 2 stars from Pellon Wonder-Under and applied them to some scrap yellow knit.

Super Girl (Updated) 6 via lilblueboo.com
I sewed the appliques on first.. Then I folded each one right sides together and sewed the long end. Turned them right side out and sewed the ends together to complete the cuff.

Arm hole trim:
To sew the arm hole trim you basically need to cut a piece of ribbed knit (with some spandex) in the following shape. Iron the fold and leave it folded. Sew it around the edge of the armhole (open edges lined up with the raw edges of the arm hole) before closing your side seam:

Updated: Photos of the cuffs…..we went to a Halloween Carnival this afternoon.

Super Girl (Updated) 7 via lilblueboo.com
(Holy cow….my roots are 8 inches long….time for extreme makeover this week)

Now she wants a pony……she chose the biggest one! Not scared at all!

Super Girl (Updated) 8 via lilblueboo.com
It was SO hot….look at those flushed cheeks!

Super Girl (Updated) 9 via lilblueboo.com

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  1. 1
    Shari and Amber says:

    It's even better than I imagined it in my head 5 seconds ago! Loooove it!

  2. 2

    So cute, she and my little girl would be good trick-or-treat partners in their "super girl" Lil Blue Boo outfits: http://fireflyskys.blogspot.com/2009/10/what-ive-been-up-to.html
    I love the star trim on Sienna's "belt" and hood – really cute!

  3. 3
    erin@my little creative outlet says:

    I am making superhero masks and capes for my boys for Christmas and I think I will have to add CUFFS to them too! thanks for sharing! what a great idea!

  4. 4
    threemoonbabies says:

    So cute! Love the cuffs!

  5. 5
    Cole's Corner says:

    Sooooooo cute. Love the cuffs, too.

  6. 6

    SO cute!! You did a great job. I'm so jealous of your nice weather. I always have to do VERY warm costumes!

  7. 7

    So awesome!!! She just needs to put on her boots…little cutie. Ava has a set of supergirl p.j.'s with a detachable cape. She loves playing "super" :)

  8. 8
    Big brother, Little sister. says:

    Oh Ashley! I love this so much!!!! I am so inspired to try this one! Wow it does look so hot there and Sienna looks beautiful as always xo Bron

  9. 9
    Elle's Mom says:

    Awesome job!! She is getting so grown up Ashley!

  10. 10

    cutest superhero costume Ive ever seen :)

  11. 11

    I LOVE this. It is such a brilliant idea and great design. Really cute.

  12. 12

    I love the wide trim on the hood and the wrist cuffs are awesome! Great work. She's one of the cutest super heroes I've ever seen.

  13. 13

    I love the costume!! I used your Siena dress pattern to make a witch costume for my 4 month old. It turned out really cute. Thanks for all the great ideas! You can check it out.
    http://lifeasatripp.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-little-witch.html