Last week wasKid’s Clothes Week, and as usual I made some pajamas. To celebrate, finally, refurbishing my ugly mustard dress I used up the rest of the fabric. The non-childish print is very sweet on her, making me wish I’d sewn her a dress instead.
Casper got a pair of underwear, which he would not let me photograph on him, but they are also adorable.
Many moons ago, Casper rocked a cute pair of rocket PJs, often (although I could not find photographic evidence) on a matching rocket baby blanket. But something was wrong with the blanket, something on the inside had disintegrated making the blanket lumpy.
The blanket sat lonely in the sewing room for many years, until one day it was freed of its lumpy interior.
It was freed from the copious amounts of thread binding it together.
The blanket was surprised at its transformation, and even more surprised to find Casper had been transformed too. No longer was he a tiny baby obsessed with the washing machine, but instead a handsome, loving brother.
It is Kids Clothes Week ; I signed up and then immediately regretted it realizing it’s a crazy busy week. I have participated twice, and each time I try to get too much done. These were already cut out and needed to be completed; perfect starting point.
The kids are in a Musical Theatre class every Saturday, where the required dress code is black and yellow, so finally I had incentive to use this flocked heat transfer material which has been sitting in a drawer for eons. And yes, in case you are wondering, that is a tiny monster eating a strawberry, a drawing I found on the back of one of Casper’s spelling tests, soon to become a family logo, since his dad and I both want shirts with the same picture. Adeline picked out her unicorn, but was disappointed it didn’t receive as much attention from her classmates, and has since submitted drawings of her own to turn into T-shirts.
Update–Check out Day 5where Casper’s shirt was featured. So excited to be next placed next to so many beautiful projects!
I really love the fit of this T-shirt; I have made a few raglan Ottobre T-shirts, and this is one my favorites. Incidentally, pants are the same pattern as these pants.
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Adeline’s shirt is supposed to have a square neckline, but it’s a bit saggy. My fabric may have been too drapey.
The leggings have a very cute detail at the cuff. 116 is her usual size and is even sometimes large on her, but these are too low in the waist and a bit tight. They’ll do for now, but I will make another in size 122 soonest.
Kid’s clothes week has come and gone. I had planned to sew up several sets of matching PJs for the kids who are in dire need…well Casper is in dire need of new PJs and I have a compulsive need to dress my kids in matching sets. At least I don’t make them wear matching outfits outside of the house – not very often anyway. Regardless, the plan for several sets resulted with only one completed.
How adorable are these two? Adeline insisted on the floor-length nightdress and I conceded against my preferences. The kid sure knows what she likes, and I have to admit the dress is very sweet on her.
Once Adeline and I agreed on the fabric, I asked Casper if he would like PJs from the cupid fabric too. He whole-heartedly agreed, only to be disappointed when he learned it was not the reindeer Cupid. His disappointment was short lived and he loves the new PJs, he is easily pleased. I decided to stray from my go to long john pattern (see them here), and I am pretty pleased with this Ottobre pattern. The differences are subtle, but it’s nice to change it up.
Looking at these pictures, the pants don’t look too bad, I’ve been putting off blogging about them. Those pockets are still super cute. He wore them for the day and I noticed they hung a little low on him. I traced out size 116, so I could size down the shorts I’ve cut for him, but I think I’ll add elastic to the back waistband for the shorts. I’ll probably make him another pair of pants in size 116, since the pattern is traced out and all.
I’ve been in a bit of a sewing slump. Looking at my April sewing plans I am way behind. The weather has warmed up and the kids no longer need mittens, so that’s off my list.
These are my Burda Challenge project for April. I still have a few days to crank something else out, but I’m thinking about cutting my losses. I’m pretty terrible about knowing the date, I just checked and there are no more days in April. And now, since April is over, I’ve apprehensively come to the decision to participate in Me-Made May.
It’s an awesome idea, and there are millions of other participants to prove it. I have pledged to wear something handmade everyday, and to make it extra, extra challenging for myself, I am pledging to wear everything I have made for myself at least once.
Casper was such a trooper going outside to take these pictures. I can’t get over how adorable his shrimp are. He asked for ghost shrimp on his shirt, and after looking at some shrimp pictures, I didn’t think I could render a shrimp drawing. I love how kids have no inhibitions like that. “Sure mom, you want me to draw the shrimp! No problem.”
I’m glad I chickened out of drawing the shrimp because his versions are adorable, but I feel like there is a lesson to be learned here. Why let my fear stop me? There are so many things I don’t do because I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m going to try to be more like Casper and just do stuff.
A while ago Casper made a book about his fish tank, and these snail drawings were featured. I really love how they look on the shirt.
For this shirt I used the flatlock feature on my serger. Usually for T-shirts I use my serger and my coverstitch. Flatlocking means I can do hems and seams with my serger; makes sewing up a shirt super quick.
Both shirts were stenciled with freezer paper cut on my silhouette cameo. I’ve finally conquered the trace feature in the silhouette software thanks to this tutorial.
Will I never learn to measure my child? I also have a pair of shorts cut to the same size. Tonight I’m going to work on a T-shirt. Casper’s choice for wild thing was a shrimp. After looking at some shrimp I asked him to draw me a picture; and he drew me some adorable wild shrimp. Here’s hoping I have better luck with the shirt.