Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Yo Gabba Crafty!

Okay, so yes, obviously I need to change the name of this site to "I PIMP FOR YO GABBA GABBA", I know. But this one actually isn't exactly about the's about Emily's favorite new dress!

the brobee dress!

Presenting -- the Brobee Dress! Somehow I bent time and space to sew this up for Emily while we were working...

How it happened is this: a little while back, we got our season 1 crew shirts. Emily kept asking if she could have one, and so I decided to turn one of them into a dress for her! No pattern, I freehanded it on paper and then draped it on her dressform (and I have to tell you, having a dressform for her made making this a breeze!), and I was really happy with the result. The contrasting bits are some cotton blend jersey that I thought would match, the main body of the dress is all cut from a M sized shirt. I was even able to cut around the logo on the back, thank goodness for today's oversized shirts! The dress has been a huge success -- too huge, in fact. She would wear it every single day, no joke, if I could somehow let her. It is going to wear out long before she grows out of it. After we get back from Toronto I'm going to see about making a Muno dress from the same pattern, this time there's no shirt so I'll probably applique him on.

Speaking of getting back, we are packing up as I type and getting ready to leave for the Toronto Comic Art Festival -- we're looking forward to the semi-vacation and hope to see some of you there!

And if you're not going, don't forget to tune in next Monday to the premiere episode of Yo Gabba Gabba! I'm not 100% sure what ended up in which episode, but I think one or two of the segments we worked on will air next week.

See you next week!

(update: I've finally finished up a Yo Gabba Gabba dress how-to entry, if you're looking for tips on making your own, check it out!)


  1. Super-radtastic! (Sorry, I am compelled to talk like the MC Bat commander when I see anything pertaining to Yo Gabba Gabba). It looks great, I love the sundress style! I always say this, but that Emily is the luckiest little gal :)

  2. It was great to see you again, and the panel was a lot of fun, too -- I'm sure Evan's agonizing over it, but I heard people talking on their way out about how they wished it had been much longer ...
    Hope you guys had fun! And that dress is adorable.

  3. Of course, the one time I've met Emily so far, she was wearing this dress! It's so cool that you can whip up a dress like this without a pattern. Impressive! BTW, we recorded Yo Gabba Gabba and we're looking forward to watching it later tonight!

  4. My 3 year old "LOVES" Yo Gabba Gabba and the dresses the girls wear when they dance. I catch her saying"I'm Elizabeth and I like to dance" (to our mirror) I actually really like the catchy music!!!

  5. What a lucky girl! That's adorable! Will you please tell me where you got the t-shirt?

  6. Can you make more of them?? How did you do that?? My daughter loves Yo Gabba Gabba. I would buy one if you made more.

  7. that's fantastic!
    i LOVE yo gabba gabba.
    i've been searching and searching for yo gabba gabba stuff, but it's so hard to find anything.
    maybe one day i'll be able to get my own brobee dress.

  8. My son LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba, and just tonight we (finally!) located a Plex hoodie for him. Although, his favorite character is Muno. He is only 20 months old and unbeknownst to me, my husband had been letting him watch while I was in school in the mornings. While in Target, we walked past the toys and out of nowhere he stands up and screams at the top of his lungs "DABBA DABBA, MAMA!!! MAMA!!! DABBA DABBA!!!" and when I didn't know what he was yelling about he cried and threw a fit. I finally called my husband who clued me in. Anyway, the point is...I love your creations. I found your site while googling for Gabba Gabba fabric products. Do you do diaper bags??


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