KS SFT size T4 and KS 3042 size XS - belated Christmas presents for a friend's two little boys. She hinted that they'd love new PJ pants for Christmas, as the previous pairs had been worn until they were waders. :) So I obliged. Both flannel prints were Black Friday purchases a few years ago.
Construction trucks PJs - Shirt - raglan knit shirt, KS SFT size 3T with 2 inches added in length. Pants - B6887 size 4T. I made the pants a few years ago for DS1 but never got as far as a matching shirt. DS2 now needs new PJs that fit, so I made a knit shirt and added an applique from the leftover flannel to tie them together.
Bears roasting marshmallows PJs - Same deal as the previous, only the pants are KS SFT size 3T.
Patrick Curved Raglan Seam shirts - size M (Big Kid) and size 5T (infant/toddler). Cotton-lycra print from Jackman's Fabrics and cotton-lycra solid from JAF. These are for my boys - they LOOOOOVE sharks!
PCR shirt with hood (from free tutorial at www.fishsticksdesigns.com) - size M for Thing 1. Red/grey ooga booga interlock purchased online from a coop, grey cotton interlock remnant from stash.
PCR shirt with hood - size 5T for Thing 2. Ninja interlock purchased from a coop, red poly/cotton interlock from JAF.
B3475 - size 5 for Thing 2. He loves mice and has an imaginary mouse friend. I found this Robert Kaufman print in my stash and thought it would be perfect!
I used engraved snaps from kamsnaps.com to fasten the shirt - they add a subtle touch and are easier for him to manipulate. The red in the snaps matches the red in the background pretty closely - this photo just came out a little light.
As usual, I bound the facings and armholes with bias tape and used french seams on the side seams. This time, however, I added a lined yoke and like it much better! My collar insertion is very neat!
Summer PJs - The shorts are KS SFC size M. I used a purchased plain shirt and added a matching applique.
Summer PJs - The shorts are KS SFC size XS. I added a matching applique to a purchased plain shirt.
For Project First Day - both shirt and shorts are B3475. The shirt is size 5, and once again I made a lined yoke. The shorts are size 4, but they run LARGE! The pocket flaps are lined with leftover fabric from the shirt.
For Project First Day - The shirt is FD PCR, size M. The shorts are B3475 size 6. I didn't take any length off these, but I will in the future. The cargo shorts are practically capris! I also lined the pocket flaps with a red cotton.
I only had enough length of the print leftover for the front, so I decided to use two other colors in an attempt to make it look like an intentional design feature. The sleeves are red, while the back and neckband are black. My son DROOLED over this!
All the fall backpacks I made this year!
B6735, view A (I think) - I made these two to donate to underprivileged kids through our church. My boys each picked out one fabric for a backpack to donate.
I used webbing and adjustor buckles for all backpacks this year - cheaper than using the parachute buckles and equally useful! I also used webbing for the hanging loops, and I zigzagged both the hanging loops and the straps down before putting the back piece on that holds them in place, which I then doublestitched down.
I had a lot of the Matchbox fabric, so I used it to line the backpack as well.
I didn't have much of this gorgeous bug print, so I used a red cotton for the lining.
These are the backpacks for my boys! Thing 1's is the shark camo print on the right, and Thing 2's is the Batman print on the left.
These are lined with PUL for the first time - I had enough leftover pieces to cut these but not the other two. We'll see what I think after using them all year.
A closer look at the shark camo print.
B3475 - I used this shorts pattern for my boys as well as for the Project First Day outfits.
B3475 - both shirt (size 5) and shorts (size 4, minus a little length). Again, the pocket flaps are lined with remnants from the shirt. The shorts are a chocolate twill I had in the stash.
B3475, size 6 for the shorts - the next ones will be shortened two inches or so. The pocket flaps are lined with a bright green broadcloth. FD PCR, size 7/8 for the shirt - my son picked out the rainbow ooga print and LOVES it.
Pillowcase and PJs - KS SFC size S for the shorts, KS 3042 size S for the shirt. This is a gift for a friend's son's birthday. It used up most of the leftover flannel from the Things' summer PJs, so I'm happy. The red tie-dye flannel has been in my stash for 3-4 years - it was a Black Friday purchase.
Single layer baby blankets - should be useful for nursing cover-ups. These are going to be gifts for my new niece. The Winnie the Pooh print is a cotton from my stash - I had two yards so cut it in half. The blanket is one half, and I may get a pack-n-play sheet out of the other half. The Care Bear flannel was left over from PJ pants for my sister - it's about 1.5 yards. That's gone now. ;)
Another baby blanket, this time double-layer. The piggy banks flannel was a Christmas gift six years ago. I used some for PJ shorts and the rest for this blanket. The other side is a solid purple flannel, and the binding is a purple nylon lycra.
FD PCR, size 7/8.
FD PCR, size 7/8 - Made with a rainbow ooga booga from my stash. I'm pretty sure this is my son's new favorite shirt!
My prototype newborn gown, made from a thrift store T-shirt. This one is for my brother's baby, as he is a total computer geek.
This newborn gown was for my DH's friend from work. She and her husband are Harley fans, so I searched the thrift stores for a motorcycle T-shirt to use for this. Due to the nature/size of the (beautiful) image on the front, I couldn't really use it easily. Instead, I cut the front/back from black interlock, then applied the applique images. I also reused the sleeves for this.
This is the back of the motorcycle newborn gown. We really liked the giant eagle so had to use it.
KS3042 - size S. These are from a sheet and are intended to go into our Operation Christmas Child boxes. Our boxes are labeled for boys ages 5-9, so I made these to fit my 8.5-year-old. The drawstring should allow smaller boys to still use them. I did NOT like cutting the fabric single-layer, but I really like how they turned out!
Reversible superhero capes from Make Them Yourself - this is child's small, for twin 6-year-olds.
The reverse of the superhero capes. I made these as birthday gifts! (The purple crown is brighter against the pink in real life.)
Art on the Go kits from Fishsticks Designs (free tutorial) - I added two inches at the top so that I could fold a flap down to keep the pencils from falling out.