Am I the only one feeling the need of making clothes in summer? Is there perhaps a pre-historic code that tells us to prepare clothes for winter? It seems like each summer I feel the urge to sew clothes for my kids (2013 and 2014). My quilting mojo has completely vanished 8 weeks ago.
It all started with these supercool ninja fabrics that I found in our local fabric shop. The darker one is jersey and the light one is a thick and super soft and cuddly sweater fabric.
I decided to make two hoodies and two t-shirts for my boys (german pattern by pattydoo found here – including how-to videos):
I would have added the front pocket to both hoodies but I am forgetful sometimes…
Here is little boy, trying some ninja moves in his new sweater:
…and big boy wearing his new tee:
When big boy fell ill some weeks ago, we discovered that he had outgrown his comfy pants (how can his legs be so long while is waist is still so small?! He needs extra long skinny jeans now). So we went to the local fabric shop and I let him choose the fabric.
I ended up making several pairs of comfy pants for him and little bro. Some with waistbands made from knits and others with elastics in “fold-over tunnels”. Some with pockets, most without. Some with hems and others with cuffs.
And this one is my favourite:
It’s a pair of shorts I made from the left-overs. I added eyelets to the waistband and the pattern called for an imitation of a zipper-facing. It took me ages to figure out how to make it but I am happy I did it.
Here are some “in action” shots:
Now we are ready for cold but cosy and snuggly winter months (o:
Do your kids like to wear handmade clothes?