About two years ago I started reading sewing blogs, not just quilting blogs, specifically, Made By Rae and MADE. And there was this light bulb moment, where I realized I could make my kids real clothes, not just the super cute dresses I'd gotten as a child.
Of course, I had to wait for the newborn craziness to die down before I could actually get into it. And it's been kind of awesome. I got to use a bunch of my old "never going to fit me again" shirts and "why did I buy so many maternity" shirts to make the first batch of toddler shirts for summer, but now that it's fall, the kids need long sleeved shirts, and I tapped out my drawers.
|The "P" stands for "Pretty Awesome!"|
Enter, the second hand shops! We have two brand new shops near us that are filled with gems, like this Princeton shirt that I just managed to chop down for my two-year-old. (For real, it started as a women's small, and I only had to take in the side seams an inch!)
I used the Basic Tee tutorial from MADE, to make a pattern from one of her shirts. Then, because the shirt wasn't big enough to also cut sleeves from it, I used a purple knit that I had on hand and a basic sleeve pattern piece from another shirt.
|Princeton on a softball scholarship? It could happen.|
I also used the purple for the neckline, the Basic Tee tutorial also really explains how to make the neckline look nice.
|Mommy's little secret, give her a little coffee, and she'll pose for hours!|
Now, off to make a bunch more before the weather turns on me! There's a pretty rad Bob Marley tee in my second hand finds that I might have to remake for the four-year-old.
|Sneaking in some playtime with Brother's cars while he's not home!|