On to Day 3 and I’m really enjoying this season of KCW. Today I was inspired when I saw Jenny from mend and make new, day 2 post, I loved the way she mixed up the fabrics in the t-shirt and I thought I’d give it ago for today’s items…yes I did say items!! cant make it too easy for myself now can I?
Pattern: Rock Star Raglan / Street Smart Sweatshirt
Size: 4 for Elijah / size 5 width with 6 length for Brylie
Fabric: Cotton lycra knit and cotton knit from my stash / Merino and knits from my stash.
For Elijah’s Raglan t-shirt I used my rock star raglan pattern
which is a very versatile pattern for girls or boys. It is a slim fitting t-shirt and has a unique side panel which gives the illusion of shaping to the body.
I didn’t change the pattern except for splitting the sleeves and colour-blocking them. I really like the effect it causes.
The fabrics I used were from my stash, but I purchased the stripe from “the Fabric Store” in Auckland when I was up there for the weekend a few weekends ago. It used to be called Global Fabrics.
They had a vast choice of fabrics and I had to limit myself, I got three stripes like this one in different colour ways. It has such a nice stretch and feel to it, perfect for little boy t-shirts.
The print came from a mum run fabric business from facebook called Snip-its but I cant seem to find it anymore. which is a pity as they had some gorgeous fabrics.
We went out this morning to a gym session run at the local event centre, and it looked very comfy and moved well with Elijah as he bounded around the hall. He discovered that he is quite good at basketball…It was nice to see him enjoying the space and challenging himself to try new things.
Haha, I tried, I really did try to get some really good ones, but all he wanted to do was post like Brylie!!! and say “I love you mummy” Who can complain with that.
For Brylie’s hi-low t-shirt I used my street smart sweatshirt pattern
. I used the hi low version with just a plain back and front. I spliced the sleeves the same way I did with Elijah’s t-shirt and also added some cute little appliques.
Because Brylie is a tall slim girl, I made cut the pattern along the 5y line for the width, and to the 6y height. Because of the way my patterns are nested, it makes it possible to customise the pattern to your child’s exact body size.
The main body of the hi-low is a beautiful grape coloured merino. I’ve had it for quite a while, and it just jumped out at me as a perfect base for this item. I paired it with a solid and a stripe that I picked up in my latest hall from a hospice shop here. Can you see them?
This whole bunch cost me $30 I was super excited.
I will be editing to include Brylies photos when she gets home from school in 2 hours.
*edited to include Brylie’s photos*
Once I put this top on Brylie I realised that I must have cut the sleeves at the “add cuffs” line for the sweatshirt…oops…so I need to add some cuffs to make them not look like a 3/4 length gone wrong!!
She was a little worried about wearing jeans, “what if they think you made the pants too?” aww sweetie, its ok, I said, I’m telling them its just the top I’ve made…maybe I should have made her some leggings to go with it. She is really getting into this KCW thing, she helped me make the list, and asks me each day, what I’m making and if its for her!!
I think its safe to say that she likes it, and its a bonus that it will keep her warm because its merino.
So, other than the sleeves being a bit short ( which I will fix tonight) it is perfect and I love how it turned out. She loves the heart (of course)
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