Playing along with Sew Geeky's Episode 6: Studio Ghibli!
We are huge Hayao Miyazaki fans in this house and I have made lots of costumes for the girls, many Ponyo's and some special orders through my Etsy Shop!
This time I decided to make something a little different...I have been itching to do some screen printing so I chose some of our favourite little Ghibli critters to print and created dresses for the girls!
Princess Mononoke Dress
I made a rough screen print of the Tree Spirits from the film and filled in the blanks with hand painting.
Next I stencilled some red paint to mirror Princess Mononoke's war paint.
To make the dress I used Rae's Geranium Dress pattern and added a little hint of Jiji from Kiki with the black cat buttons on the back!
Totoro Soot Sprite Dress
To make this print I went terribly old school, made a potato stamp and went nuts! I added the eyes with the end tip of a paint brush. I wanted to make it look like when the girls discovered the Soot Sprites in Totoro.
To make the dress I used The Cottage Mama A-Line Dress Pattern from her book Sew Classic Clothes for Girls. I used the polka dot fabric to look like more soot sprites and added a touch of red just because I love it!
I also love how the red, white and black colour theme ties the dresses together.
I do not love how the Princess Mononoke border got a little washed out after a cleaning emergency...but these things happen...luckily it wasn't as bad as I feared (I thought I might lose the whole dress!)
The girls absolutely love them...and had a great time dressing up with the Princess Mononoke war paint (food colouring!)