Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Some more toddler sewing

I still have a ton of clothes that I sewed for my girl at the beginning of the summer that I'd like to share, but have yet to blog. She's worn the heck out of all of these and I *might* have gone a little overboard with the summer sewing, as her dresser drawers are overflowing!

Nola is ALWAYS asking to wear her "lemon shorts", so I try to keep these in the rotation as much as possible. I was so excited to sew with some of Rae's Small World corduroy, but since I was doing summer sewing, I wasn't quite sure what to use it for. I've sewn these oliver and s Puppet Show shorts before for a friend's daughter, and I really wanted to make some for the girl. I think they came out adorable! The Lemon Drop in pink corduroy is very light and soft and the colors are vibrant, even after a gazillion washes.

This next shirt is actually an exact replica of one I made for myself using Kitschy Coo's Trifecta Tee pattern. The best part about sewing for a little girl is that usually there is enough fabric left after cutting something out for myself to make her something too! I used Figgy's Seraphic Raglan tee pattern for this shirt, and even though I sewed up the smallest size (18 month, I believe), it's still really roomy. The neckline is actually too wide and constantly slides off of her shoulder, which she hates. I sewed a little afterthought pleat in the back neckline to try and tighten it up. Not super attractive, but it did the job. I think she'll be able to wear this for awhile, so I can take the pleat out as she gets older. The fabrics are both from Imagine Gnats shop - the sleeves are an AGF knit and I'm not sure what the striped fabric is, but it's super soft and flowy.

Also in these pictures - the Purl Bee City Gym Shorts in just about the smallest size possible. These are also made from leftovers of my own City Gym Shorts - some Robert Kaufman chambray and Liberty of London trim. I actually bought Liberty binding premade from a shop on Etsy and used different patterns for my shorts and hers. These shorts are super cute on her, but VERY short. She doesn't care and I think she likes the "climbability" of them, but they make her legs look looooong.

I actually made two Seraphic Raglan Tees, replicating two of my Trifecta Tees, but this is the only shot of the second one that I have. It's hard to get a toddler to cooperate with blog pictures! The neckline on this one is sooo much better, so it must have something to do with the fabric. This is an AGF knit with a Laguna knit, both also from Imagine Gnats.

Maybe next time I'll get some pictures of my versions...