Friday, March 18, 2016

Camden Raglan.

I got wind Adrianna from Hey June was planning to start a juniors line (sizes 6-16) and I started dropping not so subtle hints I was super excited for it.  So, she sent me an early version of the raglan pattern and I sewed up two versions (not pictured on the blog) then joined in with the testing group when she got that far.  Abby was so excited, she had long commented on my Lanes, I knew she would love this one.

The Camden Raglan is a more fitted and shaped raglan, ie, definitely not a unisex raglan.  And as much as I love my Field Trip raglans, I wanted a more fitted, less brother could borrow it kind of shirt. 

The pattern includes sizes 6-16 and lots of options.

The sleeve stripes are one of those options.  I had this HTV I had been sitting on for a while, not sure what to do with it.  Abby requested it because Taylor Swift.  22 is one of her songs and Red is one of her albums, so Abby wanted a red 22 on a shirt.  

By the time I made this, I wasn't sure if she'd get too much wear out of it.  She had already stopped wearing hoodies to school in the morning, but it ended up being perfect for our vacation we took last week to the beach.  She wore it on those cool morning walks on the beach, and I am sure it will be perfect for camping this summer.

These next two were made with earlier versions of the pattern, but since  I like to keep record of all my makes and she wears them constantly, I am including them.

Again, early version.  I love the long cuffs on the pattern, next fall I want to try them on my beloved Lane.

Rumor has it eventually there will be more mini size patterns based on some of Adrianna's adult patterns, I for one am crazy excited for a mini Union.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A new tee for every day of the week.

This is what a whole week's worth of new shirts looks like.  I haven't made anything for Jack in what feels like forever, and then I go and over do it, ha! 

This is where it all started, I ran across a photo of a similar shirt on the internet, I think it may have been from Nordstrom. I immediately decided Jack needed it in his life, he didn't agree so much, but I am sure once it hangs in his closet a bit he will love it.  This kid usually takes a little to warm up to new things.

I drew the graphic in Photoshop then cut it from heat transfer vinyl with my silhouette.  I wasn't sure how much use I'd get from the SIL, but I am absolutely loving it.  

After designing the first one, I stayed up way too long past my bedtime designing a few more for him.

I used the same pattern for all of the shirts, the Oliver and S School Bus t-shirt in a size 8.

He wasn't thrilled with this one either, but the fabric is super soft, so I am sure he will end up loving it.

This was Abby's favorite, she asked for an identical one, though she currently has enough shirts in her closet so if it does happen it wont be for a while.

This one was his favorite, he even requested it after I made Ben a shirt just like it.  The kid has no idea who Ron Swanson is or why he is so funny, but he loves what the shirt has to say.

This one was a close second, and I don't blame him.  Not only do I love the print, but it is oh so soft, too.

Not a bad way to round out Kids Clothes Week.