Peach Patch


Day 2 of the Thirty Days of Creativity:

I decided to get back to work on a costume I was making for a friend.  Specifically, the Rockford Peaches costume from the movie, “A League of Their Own.”


So, my plan for today was to work on the patch.  I looked online but couldn’t order one anywhere, so I had to think of another way to put it together.  I had some old inkjet transfer paper, so I found an image online, photoshopped it a bit (blowing it up to a printable size made it really bitmappy and also I needed to reverse the image), and printed it on the transfer paper.


Then I ironed it on according to the package directions and wound up with this:


Not sure why the bottom came out better than the top, I thought I was pretty even with my pressure (and pushing a flat iron onto a slab of marble on a countertop you would think would result in an even application of heat) but I had planned on overstitching some of the patch anyway – you know, to make it look like a real patch rather than a 2-D transfer.  So I stitched around the circles with my machine and used my super-high-level-fixer-upper-tool (a sharpie) to color in the letters and scales a bit more.  And this is how it turned out:


I am generally pretty happy with it.  Stay tuned, as I plan to actually finish the costume during the next thirty days.  It is mostly complete, but the part I am most worried about (with the highest possibility of screwing everything up) is the buttonholes, which I generally avoid doing because I haven’t really ever learned how.  My mom and I made doll clothes when I was a little girl but most of my sewing ability was acquired through a lot of trial and error.  And, it turns out, when you are making Halloween costumes for family or volunteering to do costumes for local theater groups, you need to know more about using velcro or zippers to close things than fidgety buttons.  But I wanted the costume to be authentic and look good close up (which is the problem with a lot of the cheap storebought costumes these days) because it was supposed to be for a really cool costume party in May that got canceled (and therefore bought me some time with the whole actually completing it thing).

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10 Responses to “Peach Patch”

  1. Charles says:

    Awesome! The patch looks really good, even up close. I’m really impressed with the sweet haxorz employed to get this looking right. Nice work.

  2. Nicole says:

    It looks awesome! I can’t wait to wear it!

  3. Heather says:

    Nice job! I’m searching right now for a patch because my daughter wants me to make her this costume… Any chance on getting a copy of the transfer from you? 🙂 It would be greatly appreciated!

  4. […] the attic and maybe it would still work.  Or I could always remake the head… Though with Nicole’s costume to finish (stalled on some buttons that I just can’t quite bring myself to try because I am terrified I […]

  5. […] time for Halloween, I finished the Rockford Peach costume I was working on for my friend Nicole.  I started it a long time ago, but the cancellation of the costume party we were going to led to a long process of […]

  6. Diana says:

    I am also attempting on making a costume. Would you happen to have this patched saved and be able to email it to me so I can attempt your magic skills 🙂 thank you!


  7. Hi! Do u make these patches and sell them???!!!! I can not find Rockford Peach patch or All American Baseball Girl Patch anywhere!!!! I want to make a costume for my daughter for Halloween! Would u want to make them for me? Please contact me by email! Thank You!
    Debbie Cumiskey
    Milltown NJ

  8. Trina says:

    I am also interested in purchasing some patches for a group Halloween costume! Please let me know of you are selling them and the cost. Thanks so much!

  9. Kelly B says:

    I would be interested in purchasing a patch if you are selling these. Please let me know.

  10. Vanessa says:

    My daughters would like to be the Rockford peaches this year for Halloween I was just wondering if you were going to sale yours?? And if so, where could I purchase them?



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