kids clothes week challenge: day 5
May 14th, 2010
After some pretty obvious frustration yesterday, I finished some projects. Some I just put away for another time and some I started because I knew I could finish them without loosing my mind. This shirt pattern is from the super fantastic japanese book Happy Homemade Vol. 2.
There is a little keyhole detail in the back, but except for that it's just a few pieces of fabric cinched together with a tie. The tie works as the straps too and ties in a pretty bow in the back. If I didn't have to hem the entire tie (and next time I'll just cut two, sew them together and turn them out) it would have taken an hour start to finish. I don't know if it fits yet, because little miss is at school, but it turned out so well I won't even mind if it doesn't.
I know for sure these shorts don't fit, but they might in a few years. My son doesn't care though. He wore them yesterday and today and the front is covered in breakfast, which is why I am only showing you the back. To make these you take a pattern for shorts cut the front and back pieces down the middle (slash and spread) so when you cut out your fabric you should have eight pieces total. Then sew the middle seams with the seam exposed and sew the side seams normally. It's kind of a cool detail, but I'm not sure how they'll look out of the wash. I made them from a knit, so they shouldn't unravel. If they come out ok I'll make some more in the right size. someday. The pattern is "i" from Everyday Bottoms.