This week is Kids Clothes Week Challenge over at elsiemarley.com where hundreds of people join in pledging to sew kids clothes/accessories for at least 1 hour a day for 7 days. I haven't finished as many projects as I had hoped but really my guy doesn't need many new summer clothes. So far I have made a pair of red, white & blue plaid shorts and embellished a plain grey hoodie.
Fabric: red, white & blue plaid Madras style from Jo-Ann's
and powder blue knit for lining and pocket lining
Pattern: Basic Kid Pants from MADE also used shorts, pocket & lining option
There's a Dino in my Pocket Jacket:
Supplies: Light grey hoodie from Target clearance
green interlock knit from Jo-Ann's, Heat 'n Bond Lite
blue embroidery thread & a dab of fabric paintTechnique: I laid paper over the front of the jacket and drew the dinosaur head coming out of one pocket and the tail out of the other. When I was satisfied with the dinosaur I cut out the pattern and traced it onto the Heat 'n Bond in mirror image. I ironed the knit to the Heat 'n Bond and cut out the pieces. I arranged them onto the jacket and ironed them down. The knit won't fray but to add a little more color I stitched around the edge with blue embroidery thread and gave him a little mouth. The eye I dabbed on with a bit of fabric paint.
Up Next: I'm in the process of making Treasure Pocket Shorts from the pants pattern in the Sewing For Boys book.