Monday, August 17, 2015

Jasper Joggers

When my friend Jess from Gracious Threads put out a tester call for woven joggers, I jumped in.
After all, my boys always need new pants. Seriously.
This son of mine had his Sunday pants and one other pair that did not have holes in them. One.
(And, that's because that pair had been forgotten in my diaper bag as a just-in-case pair...)
In comes the Jasper Joggers.
They are designed for woven and come in sizes 2-12.
I sewed up the size 2 and took a little in at the top of the sides for my skinny three year old, since the size 2 is designed for kiddos in diapers with a bit of extra room in the bum area.

The pattern features faux welt pockets in the back, a faux fly, and real pockets in the front.
They're easy off and on with an elastic waistband, and elastic cuffs.

Perfect for this little man's rough and tumble out-door play.

Gracious Threads is having a 25% off back-to-school sale right now as well. So you can save 25% off the Jasper Joggers and any other pattern you'd like from her shop!
Use the code: BACK2SCHOOL25

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Soccer Shirts!

My older two boys love soccer.
And, they've been begging me for special soccer shirts.
I found this neat soccer knit on a 'store-closing-clearance' at my local Fabricland, and thought it'd be great for soccer shirts.
Never-mind that it's not an athletic type fabric.
For the back and sleeves, I used a cotton/lycra knit from Girl Charlee.
The pattern is the Suburban Tee by Terra's Treasures. (affiliate links)
They're pretty thrilled with their 'soccer' shirts.
Now they can be a team and gang up on their dad.

Monday, August 3, 2015

An Adjusted Maggie Mae

Earlier this summer, I sewed up a dress for my littlest girl.
The Maggie Mae in size 9 months.
I love this pattern.
In the bigger sizes.
With this one, I had some issues--there was absolutely no way my little lady's hands, let alone her arms were going to fit through the arm holes.
But, I managed to salvage this dress by seam ripping the side seams open about 1.5" and folding the seam allowances to the inside, and then top stitching them down.
To keep the seam from tearing open further I stitched across the bottom of this new arm hole.
And, I'm glad I did because I love how this dress looks!
I also sewed up the free Dandelions 'n Dungarees leggings pattern, but cut them as little shorts.
The perfect Sunday outfit.
And, it matches her big sister's outfit.