|"Look what I got from Kids Clothes Week!"|
This is day one of Kids Clothes Week Spring 2013! I have loved this idea from the first time I saw it a couple years ago. I attempted to participate in the fall (here), but didn't have much success (here). So, this year, I actually cheated a little and started sewing early. I knew I would not have an hour a day to sew every day in a week. It's just not possible with my work & life schedule.
However, I really wanted to at least try to blog every day about things I've recently sewn. So, after I posted my goals for Kids Clothes Week, I started sewing a little bit each day. I can get in about 15 to 40 sewing minutes on an average day, with an off day now and then where I get lucky with an hour. Part of the problem is that I have trouble sewing at night. Literally every time I attempt to sew after the kids go to bed, I end up sewing pockets in backwards or the right side to the wrong side, or any other mistake that involved ripping out multiple seams. What you'll see this week are things I've made for my kids over the last two weeks. Here is the first...
A batman t-shirt. Every boy needs one of these, right? Well, any boy that's into super heroes like my little guy. He had Spiderman, Superman, Darth Vader, and Yoda, but did not have Batman.
To make it, I bought a long-sleeve t-shirt 2-pack from H&M and a pair of yellow shorts for super cheap from their sale rack. Then, I found the Batman logo in a Google images search, printed it, cut it out and used it as my pattern for the applique shape.
I cut out the logo, pinned it on and stitched around the outer and inner edge a few times to make sure it's secure. It worked for the dinosaur applique t-shirt that is still a favorite, so I thought I'd stick to the same technique.
As you can see, I've got one happy guy who is very proud of his new Batman shirt!
Or you can take a look at all the great kids clothes that people are making by taking a look at the Kids Clothes Week flickr group!
I'm linking up to some of these fabulous parties.