Spring is coming! (or in our case, is basically here) Which means, of course, that the kids need warmer weather clothing. Enter, one of my top 5 favorite patterns, the Oliver + S Field Trip Raglan.
I am making an effort to make things with the kids input, it is a struggle (haha). But if I want Abby to wear it, she needs to have a say. Jack is still pretty easy going, and the twins will wear whatever I make, but they do have color preferences.
And an obligatory photo of all five of them in their new tops. Getting that many little kids to look at you (and not make bunny ears) is a challenge.
I recently (as in today) counted up the number of times I have made this pattern, and the number very much surprised me. Counting these, I have made the tops 34 times and the pants 4 times, one being shorts. I don't know why it surprises me, I have a ton of kids, haha. I also have two more tops cut for the baby and two pairs of shorts for Jack. Talk about a TNT, not to mention getting my monies worth many times over.
Georgia's favorite color is purple, so this one was a no-brainer. I made a size 4 so the girls could share, but let's be honest, there's no way she will let Iz wear this one. So I could have done a 3, but it is easier to just make the size already traced.
Abby, oh Abby. She has decided she only wants to wear knits, so most of my patterns are now out of the question. I don't know why I haven't thought to show her this one before, but she was SO excited. I gave her a few options, this is what she chose.
Hers is a size 10 with 12 length. She has requested more, so I told her she could use the line drawings Lotta put together to design some more tops. That will make it easier for me to sew for her, as I will have an idea of the colors and prints she likes, etc.
Jack, he's my easy one. He is currently obsessed with Minecraft (what kid isn't?) and requested a Minecraft shirt. I gave him the option of green sleeves or a different color, he chose gray. I have to admit, I was trying to steer him towards green, but I like the way this came out. My lines aren't straight enough for my liking, so I will go back and fix them after it gets put in the laundry.
His is a size 7. He is still wearing his 4 with length, so I knew this would fit for a while. He is also wearing his mini hudsons, he is obsessed with them, who can blame him? They are so soft. He even wore him to school the other day, even though he swore he never would.
Sammy is wearing a size 12 month and also his sandbox pants. Poor little guy has been sick all week and now is super drooly, I am wondering (worrying) if he is getting another tooth. He is up to 8 already! Speaking of 8, he is 8 months old today!
Elizabeth, girlfriend has a style all her own. She loves all the animals on this print and kept asking if I was done yet. Hers is a size 4.
A combination of everyone (except George, knock on wood) being sick this week and Ben working out of town made these really slow going. I can typically knock one out in about 25 minutes from cutting fabric to the last stitch, so the kids were really anxious for these by the fourth day. The squeals of delight and declarations of love made all the waiting worth it, though, they were each so excited to try theirs on.