Sewing clothes is fun, and even more so when the recipient is your own child! Seeing him in stuff I have made makes me feel so accomplished! Other sewing mothers tell me to really appreciate it, because soon enough he will be old enough to choose his own clothes - and what I make may not be his first choice...
|Mommy's monkey boy!|
I've been sewing some sleeved t-shirts lately, and learning a lot during the process! I'm glad to say I'm learning from my errors, and actually enjoying doing them (yeah, really!) and seeing each t-shirt turning out better than the one before. For example, I kept cutting into the fabric of the monkey shirt with the blade on my overlock - repeatedly having to sew further in (and making new holes in the fabrics with the overlock blade...). The shirt, which is the only one of the three which currently fits Kasper, is therefore rather tight despite the original measures being closer to a size 92. I did the same mistake on the next one (the envelope style shirt), but only once this time - so I did learn a little. And I'm glad to say that by the third one there was no erroneous cutting involved (though I forgot to add seam allowance to the sleeves and had to recut an additional pair). All in all I'm happy with the results, a little wonkiness included!
|Take 2, penguin style|
The two raglan shirts (monkey shirt and the striped one) are made from the Little Lamb pattern (Ottobre 4/2012), and the envelope style shirts is made using the Happy Animals pattern (found in Ottobre 3/2011). All the fabrics are from Stoff & Stil.