Friday, October 12, 2012

KCWC Days 1 thru 4

And, here is my first KCWC update...
 
 
Heh I know, I know...I wasn't going to post until the end. But, I'm excited to share my busyness the last 4 days. Only 2 more days for me to go and I need to think of some other project!
First, I sewed up my daughter a top to match her London Pants. 
So, I now present...
The peasant top:
 
 
I know, it's kinda summery--made out of a linen from Fabric.com and again that same quilting cotton I received from a friend. And yep, the stars make a comeback as well. It's a very simple peasant top but I cut it a bit shorter and added a ruffle to it.

 
She's pretty thrilled.
 
Speaking of thrilled, my oldest son had once requested that I save a John Deere section of my husband's old t-shirt. And, I did. And, it sat in a box for a bunch of years. He asked every now and then, 'Mom, when are you going to make my John Deere shirt?'
I thought this would be a great time for that.
 
 
It's made out of an interlock knit from Fabric.com as well. I have had it in my stash for years. A good John Deere green. Well, actually a kelly green but it works. So this is the Raw-edged Raglan Tee again from the book Sewing for Boys. I know--I finally sewed up one for my own boys. I did do some things a bit different than the pattern called for. I only did the top the raw-edged way and the side seams I did normal--not inside out. I also hemmed the bottom and sleeves. This is a size 4/5. Next time, I think I'll sew up a 6/7 for this little man!

 
He wore it yesterday and made super sure that it stayed clean so he could wear it again today--he wiped his hands on his pants instead of his shirt. And, he also wore his John Deere hat out today so I had a John Deere boy in my company today:
 
I just couldn't resist adding this picture--he was having a grand time 'posing!'
 
But, I didn't leave my second son out. He requested that I reuse the balls on his old shirt from Children's Place.
 
 
This one the sleeves and neck band are made from that same kelly green interlock knit. The grey is a baby rib knit in heather grey. That one is also from Fabric.com. I used the same pattern again--the Raw-edged Raglan but in size 2/3. I made the same changes as I did to the John Deere one. So that is two Raw-eged Raglans for my own boys!

 
He's pretty happy about having his own mommy-made shirt as well.
Now I have to start thinking for today and tomorrow!



3 comments:

  1. that's a pretty peasant blouse and those shirts look great! Would love to try sewing clothes one day. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Great job! I had such fun taking part in KCWC last time round and wish I could've done it again this time. Your John Deer top is great- just what most wee boys would love.

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  3. They look awesome, and your kids all seem very pleased with them! He wiped his hands on his pants and not his shirt - ha ha!

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