I got started on one final project for Spring Kid's Clothes Week on Friday, a pair of overalls for my little man. After working on them for what feels like an eternity, I finally finished them today (just a day overdue :). Between constantly switching between regular and topstitching thread, having to sew each seam three times, and all the other details that went into these short-alls, they are seriously one of the most involved articles of clothing I've ever made. But look how cute! And they fit!
The pattern is Kwik Sew K3948
, without all the crazy embellishments, and the fabric is charcoal grey heavyweight twill from Joann's. I debated the gold topstitching, but glad I went with it, even though I had to rip out many seams that weren't just right (no double-needle was used here!).
I followed the pattern fairly closely, though I used flat-felled seams on the inside instead of just overcasting.
The little man put them on and took photos (with a lollipop bribe, clearly), but I think he may actually wear them, even without the candy treat.
Inexplicably, moments after finishing the Epic Overall Adventure, I just had to make another Perfect Polo
to match. After making the green version, I was able to whip the new elephant version in just over 2 hours and without consulting the instructions. Sweet!
I know this color is completely impractical, but I just love it! And the pearl snaps? So adorable!
I changed up the pocket shape and size, expanded the collar by about 1", and did a bit of a different construction on the collar stand (I'll go through great lengths to avoid hand sewing). I'm seriously planning a version for my husband.
The whole outfit just makes me happy!
With my class canceled and daycare paid for through the end of the month, Kid's Clothes Week came at a great time. I was able to put some serious hours in, and made a heap of clothing for my boys! All in all, I made:
On deck are two very different projects in collaboration with Britex
such cute overalls, and such a cute model.. Happy sewing.ReplyDelete
Thank you! The cute model behaves a lot better when there is a candy treat to sweeten the deal! :)Delete
Those are gorgeous!! The whole outfit is totally cute, good work! You were really busy this week!ReplyDelete
Until this week I haven't done too much sewing for the boys, but now I'm kinda hooked (though I'll be doing some selfish sewing today :)Delete