Friday, August 12, 2011
I made some stuff for the kids!
Last weekend I bought out the overlocker, ball point needle and took a big breathe .. stretch sewing. Toni at Make it Perfect had a new pattern to test called Basic Tee's with a fitted version for girls with gathered sleeves, and a straighter version for boys. I have to say I love this pattern. The kids live in easy care stretch tops, and there are options for long sleeved and short sleeves too. I think they turned out well and I've ordered some more fabric to have a go with some stripey sleeves like Toni's versions. It wasn't so scary after all!
I also love that the "Big" version includes the pattern for both boys and girls, and goes from size 6 to size 10. That means I can sew for three kids from the one pattern. Great value. I made Kane the straight version in size 8, and I made Maya the double layered sleeves version in size 6.
Back in June I finished this knitted hoodie for Kane. I finally managed to weave in the last couple of ends and block it last week. I was getting a bit worried, as Kane has had a bit of a growth spurt but it fits fine. Details are up on Ravelry here.