Casual Comfort: Sewing for Kindergarten
This year, my oldest started kindergarten. [cue the mama tears!] Yes, we are homeschooling… but that doesn’t make it any less “my baby is growing up too fast!!” But since I have a kindergartener this year, I get to be a part of the Sewing for Kindergarten series – hosted by Sewing Like Mad!
While we could stay in our jammies all day if we want to, I’m not usually that kind of mom. I like to get myself dressed and ready for the day – and the kids too. But we do like to keep it casual and comfy.
Not only is this look comfy for school at home, but it’s also totally appropriate for field trips or our weekly homeschool group.
The sweatshirt is upcycled [if you’re new here – that’s my jam] from a thrifted sweatshirt. People.. this is the softest sweatshirt ever.in.life.
The pattern is the Paperback Writer Cardi from Shwin Designs. [affiliate link]
Shauna is the sweetest and sent me this pattern, just because she thought my boys would like it. She’s so amazing like that. I knew it had to be a part of this outfit. This fabric gives it an old-grandpa-sweater feel, which I totally love. The pattern is a dolman-style cardigan, so it doesn’t have separate sleeve pieces [even though it looks like it does here… that’s just because of my upcycle]
The T-shirt is another upcycle, from a local band that sadly broke up. This boy was in my belly at many of their shows, little does he know.
Now the pants… I have had these color blocked pants [my own pattern] envisioned in my head for quite some time.They’re fun and bright, just like my boy.
I’ll admit that I’m not super crazy about this denim, because it’s a little on the stiff side until it’s washed a bazillion times. It’s the same denim I used on these shorts.
But obviously that doesn’t bother him. Still good for homeschool P.E.
Who are you sewing for this year? Mie at Sewing Like Mad has three different flickr groups for you to post your outfits for all different ages, then she’s giving away prizes! [Prizes!] Plus, isn’t it just fun to show other people what you’ve sewn for your kid? Says the blogger…
Thanks for letting me sew along, Mie!
Whaaaat you hid those amazing pants for me in your teaser photo, haha very sneaky Jess. This outfit is seriously great! Thank you SO much!