Still playing lots of catch up here, I need to or else I wont remember the details as I have been slacking with adding size tags- oops!
I have been really (surprisingly) enjoying making my kids basics. The Oliver + S School bus tee has been getting so much use lately.
One of Ben's friends posted on facebook about going with his wife to a Taylor Swift concert, but don't worry, he wasn't loosing his indie cred. He put this on a shirt and posted it. I loved the graphic, and he was kind enough to share his source. So I used some transfer paper and Abby picked the color she wanted. This is one happy chickie, this shirt gets so much wear. She was excited that it also struck up a conversation between her teacher and student teacher, apparently they both approved.
She measures in to a 10 in this pattern, but I have been making her 12 (as this one is), longer wear isn't a bad thing.
Sammy is wearing an 18 month here, also with his 12 month Lullaby pants from last year, and they are still big enough he will get quite a bit more wear from them.
I had a vision in my head of an outfit for Jack. Since it was a new to me pattern, I decided to work out the kinks in a smaller size, luckily. This is the Peekaboo pattern Great Outdoors Vest. Sigh, it needs work. The pattern didn't even line up at the front and back bottom, and the instructions aren't great. Luckily I didn't want a zipper because I would have pulled all my hair out. The batting I chose was too thick. It only addresses choosing batting by saying the thicker, the puffier. Which is true, but it didn't even cross my mind at how hard it would be to feed through my machine, even with a walking foot. The pockets don't have a placement mark, just general directions of approximately where to place them.
Glad I didn't make my real one the first go. On the bright side, my new machine takes topstitching thread like a boss. Here I come Field Trip Cargos!
So for the second one. This is the fabric I want to make Jack one in, I am going to break my no matching self-imposed rule.
These vests are both a 2t as per what Sam's chest measured. I evened out the pattern pieces and instead of folding the arm holes under and sewing together like the first one, I used bias tape turned to the inside to finish. Much better.
I made this one after seeing the post for the monochrome project. I had this planned already, it just bumped it up my list. Happily, these are another pair of Lullaby Layette pants from last year.
Another size 18 month with slightly lengthened sleeves, and if you're interested in the faux sleeve look, I did a tutorial for them.
This is a size 7 with 8 length, and quite a bit of length added to the sleeves. I guess my kids have super long arms?
It is made from the very last bit of fabric that I also used for one of his favorite shirts from a few years back.
Size 7 + length. I ordered him this minecraft panel and made the mistake of telling him I did. He asked me every day (literally) for over a month if it had arrived.
I colorblocked the tee as the panel wasn't big enough for the whole front, he chose the shade of blue (and the fact that it was blue) on his own. He wore it to bed and then to school this morning, I think he may have been a leeetle excited.
And he decided his lion shirt isn't that bad after all. That's usually his game, he hates things at first, then likes them and eventually loves them.
One more delicious french terry item. I made Sam a hoodie using the School Bus tee. I sized up to a 3t width, 18 month length and added cuffs, a hem band and a hood. I did a tutorial, if you're so inclined.