I get caught in this kid clothes making cycle (it's a long cycle, so stay with me): When the season changes, I get really excited about making my kids clothes and make them like crazy. Then usually burn out a bit and take a break from all the making. While I'm taking a break my children either A. refuse to wear the clothes I've made or B. destroy the clothes I've made by wearing them.
This sends me into a "why do I make their clothes by hand anyway?" downward spiral. Meanwhile my children have grown and now actually need clothes that fit--rather than "need" clothes for the new season.
Inevitably, I end up at Target, where the pants are on sale for 8 dollars. Pants, mind you, that have zippers and pockets and belt loops--all of which take time and patience and way more than $8 in effort. I swear off making clothes forever!
Despite myself, I see something (again probably at Target, damn you Target!) so stylish and so simple, that I think, "well, I could make that." And the whole cycle begins again.
orange and blue raglan tee
the fabric: two old shirts from the thrift store. The blue one was a V-neck. See the little part of the V peeking out? Even though it's super wonky, it's my favorite part.
the sewing: I sewed this at the beginning of winter and it came together super fast, but now it's been worn and washed and loved so much it's coming apart a bit at the seams. ARGH!