I finished another t-shirt for Seth. That is one wonderful thing about boys-they are easy to clothe. My boys live in t-shirts and I have to bribe them to wear anything else.
I finished a t-shirt for my baby:
I’m going to make my husband a t-shirt too, but first I am going to pause the blue and white stripes and make me a top because honestly, I like sewing for myself the best. I appreciate it the most, ya know? You will never, ever find one of my homemade shirts in a pile of mud out in the backyard.
Up next, I am going to put together some tips and tricks for sewing with knits on a regular sewing machine. Stay tuned!
My four year old is very picky about his food and even pickier about his clothes. There was a time when he’d only wear orange shirts, a time when he would only wear basketball shorts, a time when he’d wear nothing but pajamas all day.
Right now, he wears a ratty old pair of socks with holes all over in them ALL THE TIME. It’s a struggle to get them off for anything.
Because of this, I haven’t made as many clothes for him as I have for my other kids. It’s really deflating to finish something new for him and watch his face fall as he glances over and tells me he doesn’t want to wear something that looks like that.
So last week, I was really pumped when he saw some blue and white striped fabric in my new stash that came in the mail and begged me to make him a shirt out of it.
He stared at the fabric and stroked the fabric and carried it around the house with him.
I waited a couple of days just to make sure he still liked the fabric after some time passed. He was still in love, so I whipped out a shirt:
He put it on the second it was finished and ran around the house, excited as can be. He wore it all weekend on our trip to visit family. He played outside in it and ate in it and got stains all over it.
I washed it and he wore it again today. What a funny little guy. I’m glad I finally made something he likes!
I think I will make a bunch of t-shirts this week because all my kids need more for the summer. And I love making t-shirts because they’re so easy.
I’ve thought about putting up a free pattern and tutorial for a children’s t-shirt because I want to share the love. But first, I have that skirt pattern to finish…
If I posted a free children’s t-shirt pattern and tutorial, would you use it? What size would you like it to be?
My baby has been a horrible sleeper since he was born. But just this week, at nearly 11 months old, he has slept through the entire night twice. With my newfound energy, I whipped up two simple projects.
First off, I made some yoga pants a few months ago that are super comfortable and I’ve worn them every chance I get. I used a Burda pattern that is very good and I didn’t have to change anything about the pattern, except for the length (I’m a shortie). Oh, and I serged some 1/4″ clear elastic into the waistband. I love clear elastic because it gives such great recovery to seams. In these pants, it helps the waistband keep its shape so it doesn’t stretch out and sag by the end of a day of wearing.
I ordered some more fabric to make another pair, but I always found something more pressing to sew first so I never got them finished.
Now it’s too hot for pants. So I used the same pattern to make some shorts. I cut the pants off just below the knee and added some bands.
They’re super simple and sooo comfortable. I will be making more and I will probably live in them this summer.
Second, I made a t-shirt for my baby using this pattern. It was super quick and easy.
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And now I’m having a restful Mother’s Day, free of sewing. Although, I am thinking about my Mother’s Day present that is on the way, which is (of course!) more fabric. I got some of this and I am way excited to make a maxi dress out of it.
Happy Mother’s Day to all!