When I asked O if he had any requests, he said he wanted a purple shirt with silver stripes. I suggested grey, thinking that would be easier, but no, he wanted metallic silver. I wasn't sure what to do with that one, but decided to try cutting strips of freezer paper and painting on stripes. He originally wanted the whole shirt striped, but I was concerned that would make it too stiff. Not to mention it would take forever, so we compromised and did three stripes instead.
I used the Charlie tee pattern again. The only thing I did differently this time was a narrower neckband, since I used the existing one from an upcycled tee. I think I like it better, so I'll have to remember that for the next time I sew one up.
When O saw the finished shirt last night, he immediately said he loved it and asked me to make him a long-sleeved one just like it for winter. That was high praise coming from him!
I made E one more tee also. Hers is Jalie 2806, which is one of my favorite patterns. This is her third (one, two). The knit is from a box of fabric a friend passed on to me, and I had it slated for this right away. I really like the white on white floral.
And that wraps up Kids Clothes Week for me. It was fun! And this time I made a conscious effort to clean up as I went, so instead of being left with a disaster of a sewing room, it's still functional. Woo-hoo!
Did you sew along this week?