I’ve been busy this week sewing up some new summer clothes for the kids. I think I’ve made good progress:
These two tops I made today, loving the round neck style. I was glad to find perfect buttons for each one in the button box, so I didn’t have to stop and go out to the fabric store before having the satisfaction of seeing the finished project. And about the buttons, I’m loving the buttonholer that came with my Rocketeer, now that I’ve figured out how to use it, perfect puttonholes are a snap!
And, I tried out shirring with elastic on the bobbin…once I got started it was tough to stop! This is one of those techniques that I had put off trying for a long while, who knows why. I am so glad I got around to it, because I just love these, and they were so easy to make!
And a modelled shot of the other shirred garments, excuse my silly kids.
Here are the t-shirts I made for summer. Love the mock wrap style, not so sure about the other:
This dress and shorts caused me no end of frustration, the ribbing just would not cooperate for me. But it turned out cute in the end, and it’s sure to be a favorite cute and comfy outfit this summer.
And for the boy, I made a couple of short and tees. This shark fabric just begged to be made into a pair of surfer style shorts.
These brown shorts were made out of the leftover bit of fabric from making the brown pants I showed earlier.
And this outfit has to be my favorite one of the week! The basic black twill shorts have triple topstitching in light blue – red – blue to match the robot print knit curved raglan top. We had to wear it right away, and it gave me an excuse to get out the red shoes that used to belong to big sister.
And here’s a close-up of the topstitching, which totally makes the shorts:
This week’s sewing by the numbers:
- garments sewn: 18
- garments already appropriated and worn by the chilrden: 9
- bobbins wound: 9 (4 with shirring elastic, wound by hand)
- broken needles: 2
- 1″ elastic left in my stash: about 12 inches (not enough for another waist)
- trips to the fabric store: 0
- curse words: only at the striped dress