Friday, May 14, 2010

Kids Clothes Challenge, Day 5

Another pair of shorts from Happy Homemade, shorts "L". This time I skipped the faux fly since they're pretty busy with stripes, I didn't think it would be missed... The real reason is that I haven't managed to make that #@!#? fly without a seam ripper yet and I've done it twice! This time the pockets are lined with gears - just as good as frogs, if not better, for our little guy!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kids Clothes Week Challenge, Day 4

Here is the shirt - look familiar? The fabric is the same as found on page 117 of Heather Ross' Weekend Sewing (a fantastic book, haven't made that shirt but have made the everything tote and, hmm... is that all? Add that too my list. I know I've drafted the pj pants in 2 sizes and the girl's sun dress in 2 sizes...oh, the cheque book, but I think cdn. cheque books are different than us. check books!). So the shirt was fairly straight forward although remind me to check the pattern instructions next time for the order of operations so I don't have to set in small sleeves! The easier way would have been to put the sleeve on the front/back piece at the shoulder and then sew up the side seam and sleeve seam, then hem the sleeve. I did snaps instead of buttons and I really like the grandfather shirt collar style! Everything I'm making this week is boys size 4, if you are wondering.
Check the Kids Clothes Week Challenge Flickr pool to see what everyone is up to.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 3 - The REAL Day 3

So I got a bit ahead of myself and started this sewing challenge a week early! Luckily that happened since I haven't done anymore sewing since last week's, (correction, haven't sewn any KIDS clothing...) "day 3"! AND I blew it, over did it, as usual, and spent more than 1 hour on Day 3, probably spent 3 hours! I managed to finish some really cute shorts from the Happy Homemade pattern book in a train engineer's overalls stripe fabric but my model was not cooperating, as you can see! The shorts are the same pattern as the Pirate Pants. I haven't managed to start the shirt yet, not sure why... Coming soon though! I've also cut out another striped pair of shorts, same pattern, that look like fun too. So, after jumping out of the gate, last week, I'm not making any promises for the rest of this week!