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Two More Shirts

wpid1745-20150214-014940.jpgWell, I didn’t get all of our Valentine’s Day shirts finished this week. I am the room mom in Ezra’s class at school and so I had to plan and do his Valentine’s Day party. That took a lot of my extra time and then tack on that we’ve had more illness this week (I am so done with sickness!) and there wasn’t enough time to make all of them.

But I got Ezra’s and Owen’s done and I’m happy about that.

For Ezra’s, I used my Children’s T-Shirt Pattern.


I used a size 6 for him for the first time (He turned six last September). And I widened the sleeves a little bit. I do that with all of the t-shirts I make with this pattern for my boys. I was trying to make the sleeve work for a girl too and look a little feminine. But for my boys I like it wider.


I used some fabric from Banberry Place for this shirt. Ezra loves the print and says it’s his “Captain America shirt”.


The fabric is super, super thin. I’m worried it’s going to fall apart after a few washes. And, the fabric came with small holes all down it in one section.

Can you see the little holes there?

Can you see the little holes there?

I emailed the company about the holes because I wanted to keep the fabric and I was just hoping to have a price reduction or something. But I never heard back from them. So I decided to work around the holes and it turned out alright.

For the collar, I used some Laguna stretch fabric.


Ezra was in a super bad mood when I took these pictures. I had to promise a treat when it was over so that all of the pictures didn’t look like this:


For Owen’s polo, I also used my T-Shirt pattern.


I used a collar from a different pattern I have. For the placket, I measured a ready to wear polo Owen has so I would know how big to make the rectangles. Then I cut down the center front of the t-shirt and made the placket with my cut rectangles.

I made a little facing and sewed it over the collar seam allowance.


I should have cut a longer slit for the placket, because it’s just a tad snug going over his big head. Next time I will make it longer.


I think I might need to figure out a better way to do plackets, though. I sewed on the two separate strips and then pulled them through at the bottom to the inside of the shirt and then tacked them down really well. It was so hard to get them looking right! I would rather sew a fly into a pair of jeans any day than make a placket the way I’ve been doing it.


This fabric was also from Banberry place. I used some of it already to make a t-shirt for Seth and I realized that because of its weight, it would make a better polo than a t-shirt. It’s a bit heavy for a t-shirt. But it’s nice fabric.


Next up, I’m going to finish Jon’s and Seth’s t-shirts!



Two Easy Projects

After I finished my last pair of jeans I decided to sew a couple of easy things.

First, I made a t-shirt for Seth.

wpid1486-20150107-161911.jpgSometimes I have a hard time finding knits with good boy prints. But I found this fabric at Banberry Place and I like it. This was the first time I ordered from them and they had some cute fabric.


Don’t mind all the wrinkles in his shirt. Or the shadows in all of these pictures.

Then I made some lounge pants for me. When I was first learning to sew I made me a pair of pants using this Burda pattern. That was two years ago, and I have worn those poor pants to death because they’re so comfortable. So I wanted some more.

wpid1490-20150107-162150.jpgI wanted some black, medium weight fabric for these pants. I was looking at fabric.com, and the only black medium weight knit I could find at that time was scuba knit. I’d never used scuba knit before and I thought it looked ok.

Then it came and I realized that I don’t like scuba knit! Unless it’s for workout gear or something. But I decided to use the fabric anyway, and I probably shouldn’t have. I hate the slicky feel of these and I don’t know how much I’ll end up wearing them. At least I’ll know to never buy scuba knit again, so it’s not all in vain.

The winter sure cramps my picture taking style because Jon is never around to take pictures for me when there’s any light outside. But I talked Seth into taking pictures of these pants for me, and I only had to pay him fifty cents to do it! Hah!