Sunday, November 20, 2011

Coat for my little tractor lover

My 2 year old saw this John Deer fabric and told me he was taking it home. I decided he could take home 1 yard and I would make something for him out of it. I asked him if he wanted a blanket or a coat and he said a coat.
I used Kwik Sew pattern 2994. I used brown corduroy that I had actually cut into pants for me but never made. I just cut the jacket pieces out. I used the tractor fabric for the lining and put scrap fleece in between the two layers for warmth. I made the jacket reversible so my little guy could decide which way he wanted to wear the coat.

I put buttons on both sides (lining side and corduroy side) so that the coat could button from either side. I hand sewed the buttons on leaving some ease to turn them into shank-type buttons.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Snow White

Here is a Snow White costume that I made for my 2 month old. She has dark hair and looked perfect as Snow White.

I started with Jalie pattern 3133 for the top. I cut off the bottom part of the onsie pattern and shaped it in a V. My favorite part is the sleeves. Most Snow White Costumes use ribbons or glue on a tear-drop shape for the red part of the sleeves. I personally don't like they way that looks. So, I created what I thought the original would have really looked like in the sleeve. I used the puff sleeve from the Jalie pattern, but cut it into 4 equal pieces. I added seam allowances to each piece, and then sewed in a 1 1/2 inch strip of red fabric between each piece. Then I matched up the blue parts together at the top and bottom and basted them closed. When the sleeve was finished, the red parts peek through.I made a matching bow and shoes. The bow pattern came from Butterick 3673 and the shoes came from Simplicity 2278.
The entire project was completed using t-shirts so that it would be soft and comfortable for my baby to wear.