Tuesday, October 11, 2011

KCWC days 1,2 & 3

It's time again for the Kids Clothes Week Challenge.
Since Travis has asked me not to sew for him I wasn't sure if I would participate. Luckily, I have a need for baby gifts! The shower is this weekend.

These gowns are made from Fishsticks Designs little one layette pattern which I downloaded from Bonnie's Etsy shop where she now sells PDF's! During the spring version of the KCWC I made these underwear from another of her patterns. I highly recommend them!
I also picked up this adorable layette pattern also designed by Bonnie of Fishsticks Designs which is only $5.00 and 100% of the proceeds benefit Orphan Relief organizations worldwide. (The hats pictured are made from that pattern.)

The cat graphic is a freezer paper stencil design. My attempt at making these gowns look like a set.

I loved making baby gifts, and found it hard to stop. I also whipped up these! Pattern found here and here from Herbst Patterns. Very easy and fun!

I can't wait to see what other people are working on this week!  Check out the KCWC flickr group!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Prepare for trouble...

The Team Rocket Motto:

Prepare for trouble...
...And make it double

To protect the world from devistation...
...to unite all peoples within our nation.

To Denonunce the evils of truth and love...
...To extend our reach to the stars above.
Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light...
...surrender now or prepare to fight.


I think he may really be working for Team Rocket, or at least he wants to.
All of my kids love Pokemon, so no surprise he does too. I decided he needed a villain sweatshirt, and as villains go, Team Rocket is pretty funny and harmless.

So this sweatshirt was made using the All The Rage Raglans pattern. I guess it wasn't stretchy enough fabric (sweatshirt fleece from JoAnn), so it was too tight to fit comfortably over his head. I got creative with the zipper, and I love the look, but guess what, it's still too tight! He put it on for the pictures, but this one isn't going to fit. Too bad!

I mean, check out this awesome pokeball on the back. His 14 year old sister is so jealous, she wants one too. She is going as Jessie for Halloween (I guess I should get started).

Like I said in my earlier post, Travis is getting tough to sew for. Being very fiery and seriously strong-willed, he's been rejecting the clothes I make recently. I know he's trying to get me going, so I'm staying cool. I can focus on other projects for awhile. Besides, getting photos of him in the clothes is exhausting!!

So, next on the list:
Baby shower gifts, Jessie costume for Maura, and skirt for me! That's the short list.

I'll leave you with a photo of all 4 kids I took a few days ago, it's rare to get a decent group photo of them all, so I'll take it!

PBF cozy fall outfit

I've been doing plenty of sewing. I haven't felt much like taking photos! It's been a very rainy autumn in New Hampshire. Not very good for photography, just check out these gloomy photos.

Travis' cozy fall outfit
Details: shirt is Pattern's By Figgy's Tee For Two. Kickin' Back Sweatpants made with a pattern from their new book, Sewing For Boys
Fabric is cut from an Old Navy maxi dress that I snagged on clearance.

He actually told me he didn't want me to make him "shirts" anymore. The little stinker. Too bad I've invested so much in patterns and fabric for him! I'm thinking I will take a break from sewing for him for awhile, though, and sew for those who appreciate it more ( ie. Myself! ...and Maura, James and Liam who have been asking for specific items from me lately).

But first I will post pictures of his completely awesome but ill-fitting Team Rocket sweatshirt, that's next!