Friday, February 28, 2014

Banyan Tee

This shirt used to be a nice striped polo. I found it at a thrift store for a quarter, probably due to the large pink stain on the shoulder. Now, it's a Banyan Tee for Mr. Man.

I'm sorry for the crummy pictures, I have a very "active" child who won't sit still for long. Sometimes you have to take what you can get.

The awesome thing about using an old tee is that you can also use the original hem for the bottom of the shirt and the sleeves. Yay for shortcuts!

Overall, it was an easy pattern to sew. The fit is slightly longer and thinner than most toddler T's. It works out perfectly for my tall, skinny boy.

The result is fabulous, minus my mistake of putting the pocket on the wrong side. I'm choosing to ignore that minor flaw.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Coats Galore

I'm Sorry! I have been on a blogging break for a bit. I've sewn a whole lot, so I have a bit of catching up to do.

So, without further ado, I bring you the coats.

I must admit, I'm a bit of a sucker for coats. It's quite hilarious, considering I live in Texas. I can't help it; I love coats! I have no idea why I decided that my son (who is 2, so he will grow out of them by next winter) NEEDED 2 coats, but I made them anyway...

because he NEEDED them

After making the coats, We had a bunch of ice storms and a polar vortex (whatever that is). So now I feel justified in the 2 coats I made for him.

First coat is a hybrid of Mccalls 6828 and Simplicity 1477. The body of the coat is the simplicity pattern, the appliques come from the Mccalls pattern. The outer shell is wool felt; the inner portion is plaid shirting. All fabric and notions came from joanns.

The top two buttons are "real" buttons; the bottom three buttons are just for decoration. I added velcro to the bottom part to make it easier for sitting, car trips.

OMG! That Tail!

The next coat Is a Figgy's Nituna jacket. The outer shell is Black wool, the inner is Enchino blue cars fabric purchased online. I think it supposed to be a girl's coat, but it works great for boys too. I got that idea from right here. Thank you Project Run & Play!