kids clothes

flashback tee

[Just sharing this post here, originally a guest post on Elsie Marley!]

Hey! Kids Clothes Week Challenge is back,  I’m happy to be guest posting today!  I got to try out Made by Rae‘s Flashback Tee pattern!  I can tell you that if you have children in your life at all, you really should have this pattern in your arsenol.  Rae has every detail covered, so if you’re new to knits, you can jump right in and feel at home.  Seriously.

I did struggle with picking out my fabrics, I’ve got a huge tub of knits that I have stashed, for no real reason.  The only thing is that I didn’t really have anything that my girls liked.  Except this one print.  I love it!  I ordered it from Girl Charlee a long time ago and have been saving it for the perfect thing, this was it.  I made both a 5T and a 3T long sleeved out of 1 yard.  And if I ever complain that my kids wear matching clothes more than I’d like, you can kindly refer me to this post and tell me it’s my own fault.

Oh and I also busted my twin needle right before I went to thread it. Bummer.  Lucky for me there’s more than one way to hem a shirt, love that about sewing (and Rae‘s lovely tips).

I can’t wait to see all the awesome kids’ clothes coming up, thanks for having me us Meg!



a little improv block in the mail today…

  • Have you guys been following the Vintage May series on Craftiness is Not Optional and Skirt As Top?  Lots of cute vintage style being passed around.  My post is later this week.  They’ve also got a cool Pinterest board, check that out when you have a few hours to kill. 
  • Color Your Summer II by Delia Creates and Kojo Designs is starting soon, I get to hang out and share something, just need to narrow down my ideas now!  Starts June 4th, which is already just around the corner!
  • Hope everyone had fun at market, did you spot Anna Maria Horner’s new line, Field Study??  I love the feathers quilt.  Gorgeous.  You can oogle over a ton of fun pictures about it here at Sew Sweetness.

swiss dot shirt

A shirt for me!  I’m so excited about it, I have been craving this kelly green color for a long time.  Found this lovely and soft swiss dot fabric on sale at Hancock Fabrics the other day and had to take it home. I’ve been trying to use up the fabric I have, but when I stop to pick up some buttons the other day, I couldn’t help it! 

It’s really soft and comfy, this pattern is about as good as it gets for me as far as comfort wise.  It’s New Look 6871, View D, and I’ve made it before in voile.  Might be making another one soon, too!  Plus it’s just a pullover style top, no buttons or zippers to deal with so it comes together pretty quick!

I think it’s perfect to wear to work under a cardigan.  Again, I made the same adjustments as my first top, no interfacing and omitting the bottom band.  That’s it!  (I made a size 10, just an FYI, I’m usually a size M).

Hope everyone at market is having fun!  I’m headed to Minneapolis this weekend to visit my brother and his family, might just try spending some of my gift certificate at Crafty Planet that they had given me for Christmas.  yay!