After sewing pants and a shirt for my oldest, my two-year-old said to me, “Where’s my shirt, Mommy?” And when a child asks for handmade clothing, who am I to deny him? Using a men’s thrifted T-shirt [made out of the SOFTEST material ever in life], I managed to make two shirts – one for … Continue reading KCWC: Geometric Tees
I decided I needed a little quicker project, after the pants I worked on the past couple of days. One that wasn’t quite as detail oriented. So obviously a striped T-shirt is the way to go! This shirt is made with a combination of striped, knit fabric I scored from a rummage sale and an … Continue reading KCWC: Color Block Striped Tee
KCWC is slow-going these days. Apparently children think that napping is optional during this week. Mama does not agree. But nonetheless, we have pants! These pants are a modified version of the Nowhere Man pants pattern. You can see a previous pair that I’ve sewn here. I used a dark green, thinner corduroy from JoAnn’s. … Continue reading KCWC: Corduroy Pants
Kids Clothes Week Challenge is wrapping up. I managed to get three pieces sewn this week, even with a two and a half year old who just gave up his naps. [sigh] In my dream world, I would have gotten more done. But I’m happy with the pieces I did create. And as soon as … Continue reading A slow-going KCWC
Every Kids’ Clothing Week Challenge I am overly ambitious. My to-sew list is always much longer than I could realistically accomplish. And this year was no exception. These pants were a labor of love. I usually crank pants out pretty quickly [once you get the hang of them, they really don’t take that long to … Continue reading the pants that took over KCWC
Yesterday was one of those days as a parent. One of those leave after dinner, get a milkshake, and go shopping for fabric kind of days [all while my fabulous hubby gets the kids to bed, I might add]. Yes, one of those days. But at one point during all the madness, I was able to bust … Continue reading KCWC – day 1
This will be the second year I’m participating in the Kid’s Clothing Week Challenge over at Elsie Marley. The idea is that for an hour each day you sew clothing for your kids. I have been slacking in the clothing-making department, so I need this challenge! My boys desperately need some summer clothes. And hopefully … Continue reading KCWC – take two!
I work well under pressure, being “forced” to do something in a certain time frame. So I like being challenged to get off my couch and actually make something from my to-do list – which, at some point yesterday, looked like this: There are definitely some flaws in my novice sewing skills. Like today, when … Continue reading KCWC – day two
Here you can find inspiration to sew for the little men in your life! Click on the picture to take you to the post!
Today is the last day of the latest Pattern Anthology collection, Make (Believe). I sewed up an Adventure Tee, and I can’t wait to sew the rest of the collection! The Adventure Tee has a bunch of different options, and it’s perfect for boys or girls — the whole collection is! Short and long sleeves, … Continue reading Upcycled Adventure Tee: pattern anthology make (believe) collection