Halloween “Jane”

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“Candy Corn Cutie” design is from Embroidtique.

Children’s Corner Jane has got to be one of my all-time favorite patterns.  When it comes to play clothes or holidays with a short-wearing season, this is my go-to.

It is so quick and easy that I made two Jane tops for toddler granddaughter Vivian Rose.  Two!!!!

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Poor placement of text on fabric.  It would have been so much more readable if it had been embroidered on the almost white stripe.

This same design was used on a Halloween outfit for my older granddaughter a few years ago.

The fabric for the first is made from subtle candy corn stripe with glittery sprinkles.  I was pleased with myself for thinking ahead to match those stripes at the raglan sleeve seam.  But it never occurred to me to take into account just where in the stripe pattern the embroidery, specifically the text,  would fall.  So now Vivian Rose has a top with a lot of candy corn and an almost hidden message tucked into the darker stripe.

Oh well, it’s only a Halloween project.




The second Jane, to be worn with the orange leggings which had been sent with the first top, is made of grey gingham and embroidered with a design from Sew Many Designs, Boo to You collection.


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I had fun with this, using a white voile for the ghosts.  If you look closely, you will see the grey gingham shadows through.  That detail will be lost on Vivian Rose but it makes it fun for her parents and for me.

A pillowcase was included for Alastair in the package but I didn’t get a picture of that.  He is into bats now so the turn tube hem was made from a bat fabric and a big bat was appliqued above the hem.

My sweet daughter loves anything for her new house.  This dishtowel made her a happy hausfrau.  Kreations by Kara has some of the most beautiful designs I have ever seen.  The Autumn Wreaths collection is just spectacular.


Embroidery design is from Autumn Wreaths collection, Kreations by Kara.

Embroidery design is from Autumn Wreaths collection, Kreations by Kara.


I am absolutely, positively done with Halloween projects.  Probably.  How about you?

10 responses to “Halloween “Jane”

  1. from Martha Pullen forum: Love the outfits but the towel has to be my favorite towel in a very long time. Like you, I love Kreations by Kara’s designs.

  2. from Martha Pullen forum: Love those Janes! You do come up with some of the sweetest outfits for your little ones. Really like the towel, too…Kara does some wonderful designs – I have several of her Christmas sets.

  3. from SewForum: Both are adorable! Love the pumpkin design.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

  4. from MP forum: Your things are always so lovely and well done. Cute as can be! The towel is gorgeous. Where did you find the fabric! Great score!!

  5. The leaf fabric has been in my stash for a long time but I have no recollection of where or when I got it. I plan to make another towel like this but with more orange and brighter green.

  6. from SewForum: Love everything that you make!

  7. from SewForum: These are adorable. I like the fabrics and the applique! I want to do a candy corn. Love it!

  8. Wow! I was overwhelmed by the amazing work of Kreations by Kara that you mentioned in your post. I have never seen anything like her work. Thank you for sharing this incredible find!

  9. Karen, that’s how I felt when I first saw her designs. They are so unique, so easily identifiable as hers. My favorites are the ones which are light and do not require heavy filled-in stitching to achieve their elegant look. I’m glad to have introduced you to her designs. Do you know that her designs are marked down 65% at Secrets of Embroidery and Oregon Patchworks? P.S. I have no affiliation with Kara except as a customer.

  10. Yes, I did discover those sites. I spent over an hour gazing at her designs on the Oregon site . That site provided larger pictures of each design. It was close to midnight when I looked up from my computer screen. I was mesmerized.

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