Tigerlilly Quinn: Party Crown DIY plus Wild Things - Funky little clothes to sew giveaway!

Friday, 15 May 2015

Party Crown DIY plus Wild Things - Funky little clothes to sew giveaway!

I'm really excited to share this post with you today, a DIY from one of my favourite creatives plus a really lovely giveaway! If you've not come across Wild Thing Dresses before you may recognise them from the shark dungarees Wilf is often found in (here last year and here more recently). I've been a big fan of Kirsty's work since I discovered her around three years ago and I was so excited when she told me she's made a book of simple patterns so that we can make her designs ourself. 

The book in itself is stunning, everything from the photography to the brilliant tutorials and of course the colourful creativeness in each design. I'm really excited to share with you a DIY that Kirsty came up with exclusively for Tigerlilly Quinn readers. I know you'll love it!

(don't forget to scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter the giveaway!)

This super easy crown is a great way to use scraps of fabric and a plain old headband to create a funky little party crown which can be reversed. Using heat n bond allows you to create a firm bonded fabric which can be cut without fraying and is reversible.


I have used similar techniques in the book to create super easy appliqué shapes which are easy to apply.



1. Bond adhesive web to the reverse of one piece of fabric of felt.
I’ve used a metallic finish fabric and a printed cotton.

2. Peel off the paper backing.

3. Bond the second piece to the reverse.

4. Cut out the paper template, Trace around the template and cut out.



5.Bring the ends together. Sew with a single stitch back and forth to secure.

6. Continue to slip stitch the two edges together and finish again by
Sewing with a single stitch back and forth to secure.

7.Gently fold and snip two small openings into the crown as shown.



8. Feed the headband through the crown to assemble.

And now for the giveaway! I am delighted to be able to giveaway a copy of Kirsty's new book, a choice of fabrics to make two of the designs in the book AND either a ready made character dress or character dungaree. All you need to do is enter the rafflecopter below and good luck!



all entries will be added the Tigerlilly Quinn newsletter of which you can opt out of at any time. The competition runs for two weeks and is UK only entries 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

41 comments:

Hannah miles said...

I love these outfits, they're so bright and fun!!

Tracy K Nixon said...

I would choose the mouse dress! It is so sweet!

debbie said...

i absolutely love the fox dungarees !!! so cute ! fab giveaway x

TracyJo said...

I would choose the Sleepy Lion dress, my Granddaughter would love it x

Angela Treadway said...

Shark dungarees x

Katy Marriott said...

I'd let my little niece choose - I think she'd go for the ladybird dress!

Victoria MyLittleLBlog said...

i like bunny rabbit dress

Arabella Bazley said...

The shark dungarees are such fun.

beers4rory said...

The shark dungarees!

Claire Woods said...

Rainbow applique dress

Allan Smith said...

Rainbow Spectrum Print Dress

Katie Sparrow said...

Fist pump in the air for the bright, fun kids clothing! And a high five for including boys stuff as well as girls. Oh, and you can have a woop woop too for good measure!

Susie Wilkinson said...

I love the Fox jacket!

Claire said...

The Rainbow Applique dress for Izzy- she loves wearing rainbows! :-) x

Sarah Ebner said...

I think the Fox jacket too - but all lovely!

Erica Price said...

That does look really easy to make. I do love the Fox Jacket (although the Carousel dress is also wonderful).

missielizzie said...

Love the kite appliqué dress.


What a gorgeous little headpiece too, great tutorial.

beautykinguk said...

They look really cute and I bet it would keep kids quiet for ages if you let them make their own. Genius! Stephen :o)

Louisa said...

The crown is super cute. I have a sewing pattern for a Wild Things dress with my sewing mag and plan to make it soon. It's lovely.

caro_mad said...

I absolutely love the Rainbow Applique Dress. It's super cute and I've been eyeing it up for ages now x

Jen Walshaw said...

What beautiful clothes and so cool for kids. I love that they are so fab and fun

Beautyqueenuk said...

I need one of these crowns don't you think ;) x

Happy Homebird said...

Cute little crowns! This tutorial will be useful for my little party, thinking the red queen from Alice in Wonderland.

Sarah Bailey said...

These are so cute! What a lovely little party crown. x

Belle du Brighton said...

I really love the Wild Things designs, and the crown tutorial seems easy enough to do rather than pages of instructions which is something that puts me off DIYs quite often!

Kara said...

We are off to Camp Bestival and the theme is wild so we are going as the Gruffalo story, so would have to be the mouse or fox dress

Amy said...

I love the Wild Things Designs, they are so cute.

lisa prince said...

haha aw how adorable and great idea, i love the crown idea as my girls would do that themselves

Gretta Schifano said...

The crown looks very cute - what a clever idea.

Christina Smith Gibson said...

Purple or red riding cap

Karen Barrett said...

Girls party dress with starry night fairytale print

Faye said...

Oh my gawwwdd! So cute! How have I not discovered Kirsty before now?! x

Globalmouse said...

Oh this is so sweet, my daughter would love this!! And that dress.....just gorgeous!!

Andrea Dodd said...

Super cute idea! My Daughter would love making and wearing these.

Jaime Oliver said...

awww my little girl is too grown up now for this but i so wish she was little again as i love this

Laura Pritchard said...

The Girls party dress with starry night fairytale print

Victoria Prince said...

Girls party dress with starry night fairytale print :) I love it, it's gorgeous

Chantelle Kemp said...

The Wild Things Design

adorabelle said...

I would love the Rainbow Applique Dress for my 4 year old daughter Amber - it's her birthday beginning of September and she would look adorable in this. It is a real stand out for attention dress. x

Sarah Franks said...

It would have to be the wonderful cat dresses which look like our old girl cat, Frankie. My nieces adore her, and would love to be able to dress up as cats themselves!

Belinda Matthews said...

love the Fox Jacket

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