Wednesday, September 4, 2013

E's First Day

E had her first day of Early Childhood this morning.  I planned for her to wear an outfit I'd made during Summer KCW, but some of you may have seen my panic yesterday on Facebook about how it was going to be too cold to wear it.  I considered sewing up something warmer, but decided in the end to go the more sane route and just add layers.  I rarely make reasonable decisions when it comes to last minute sewing, so maybe this means I've turned a corner.  Not likely.

Last week when it was 90 degrees every day, I was thinking she'd wear her yellow Ottobre tank with her bee skirt -- she loves her bee toy so much that she even has one at school for motivation, so I knew her teacher and para would think the bees on her skirt were fitting.  It was much too chilly for that this morning, though, so she wore a white Jalie tee under a RTW knit blazer, and we added some tights as well.

She's also on her third year of using the owl bag (tutorial here).  I am beyond thrilled with how well it has held up! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Third Grade Tee

When I asked O last week if he wanted to wear his purple and silver tee for the first day of school, he said, "Aren't you going to make me a new shirt?  You always make me a new shirt!"  Which is true, except for last year when he was adamant that he did NOT want a special shirt.  I was a little sad that he had outgrown that tradition already, so I was happy to have a request again this year.

We went through my stash together and looked through some Ottobres before settling on a color-blocked Charlie Tee.  He was very specific, so I sketched it out for approval before starting. The pattern comes with some color-blocking suggestions, but he had other ideas, so I used the base pattern and split the front piece into equal thirds and added seam allowances.   It must have turned out how he envisioned, because I can't remember the last time he was so excited about something I made him.  His face lit up and he started clapping.  It was adorable.


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