Something I haven’t done in a while – blogging as I go instead of scheduling posts ahead for you. So Kids Clothes Week starts today, and I’m sewing along this time and THRILLED that I have time to do that. I’m keeping it real, though – only doing 1 hour/day.
So, what did my one hour get me today? A list, fabric pulled and patterns cut out. Pretty good, right?
Side note: Isn’t the list above cool? I wrote it on my iPad with my Wacom Solo Stylus (affiliate link) which I kind of love. It combines the best of being able to hand write/draw things and have my iPad or computer save them instead of having to keep up with a bunch of papers or notebooks.
Last month when we visited Britex Fabrics in San Francisco, Bean INSISTED on this shirting for a Bookworm Button Up for himself. I thought, hey, that’s a nice fabric, sure. Only when I went to get it cut AFTER I’d already promised it to him did I realize my guy has super expensive taste. Like Versace shirting taste, yikes! Good thing it doesn’t take that much yardage to make a size 4T short sleeve shirt.
I’ll be stitching up View B of this shirt so he can wear it in the summer heat, like these cute and summery plaid ones my friend made.
Next on the list are some jerseys in the Coach’s (my husband) school colors. I found this fabric in the Micheal Levine Loft on my last trip to Los Angeles, and I’ll be adding some gray for the numbers, neckband and sleeve bands. I’m using my Just a Jersey pattern for these, and hoping they look like the original one I made Tater a few years ago.
But I’m debating – should I put numbers on the back that show their ages, or should we go with 14 for the year? Decisions, decisions.
Finally, I’ve got some denim Clean Slate Shorts cut out for Tater. It seems like I make more of these every time I do KCW. The skinny kid needs some new back to school shorts as it will be too hot for pants here for a few months still, so these are perfect.
So, showing my work – below is what I got done today. Are you sewing along? Has your kid ever suckered you into fabric more expensive than you’d normally spend on a kid? And what numbers should I put on the back of the jerseys? Leave a comment and let me know.
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