This whole mama-made summer wardrobe idea got its beginning last October or November, I think, when I received an email from one of the editors at Stitch magazine asking if I had any New Year’s Resolutions that I’d like to share in the Winter 2010/Spring 2011 Issue. It was a bit early to be thinking of resolutions, but I immediately thought of how many times I’d considered sewing a whole season’s wardrobe for at least one of my children. I have all these patterns that I’ve designed myself and really enjoy sewing, and I have a stash of fabric that threatens to overtake my home on occasion—why not give it a try and see how it goes?
My youngest two boys both fall in the size range of the majority of my patterns, so I decided before I started that I’d do summer wardrobes for both of them rather than one or the other. I started the planning back in February with snow still on the ground, but I didn’t actually start sewing until the end of March. Even with all the other things that I had on my list over the last couple of months, I managed to finish before the first official day summer! (We’re totally going to overlook the fact that it’s been over 100 degrees here for a few weeks already.) I am so excited that my little ones will be wearing mama-made clothes every day of the summer!
Yes, yes, I’m moving on to the wrap-up. Each category shows a small photo of each item. After each set of photos, you’ll find links to the posts where I blogged about each item, in case you want a closer look or more details.
Charlie’s 2011 Summer Wardrobe (Size 24 months/2T)
Dino Dudes Charlie Tee, Mint Chocolate Zoo Rockin’ the Raglan, Robots Rockin’ the Raglan, Puppies Appliqued Charlie Ringer Tee, Red Zoo Animals Rockin’ the Raglan and Dino Dudes Rockin’ the Raglan.
SEVEN PAJAMA SETS
Sweet Pea Tank Set, Bacon & Eggs Comfy Sleep Set (Modified for Summer), Dino Dudes CSS, Tools CSS, Aqua & Green Wee Tot Lap-tee Set (Modified for Summer), Jamie Jumper (from the Wee Tot Collection, Modified for Summer), Howdy Tank Set
Jamie’s 2011 Summer Wardrobe (Size 5T)
Football Rockin’ the Raglan, Snakes Rockin’ the Raglan, Groovy Guitars Rockin’ the Raglan, Dino Dudes Charlie Tee Hoodie, Appliqued Super Jamie Charlie Tee, Upcycled Green Lantern Charlie Tee, Appliqued Car Patrick Curved Raglan, Stenciled Dino Charlie Tee, Dinosaur Charlie Tee
Inside or Out Pocket Shorts: Striped Seersucker, Dark Denim, Three Pairs of French Terry AJ Bottoms Shorts, Inside or Out Pocket Shorts: Striped Denim, Ninja-tagged Denim, Khaki, Rocket-tagged Denim, Robot-tagged Denim
SEVEN PAIRS OF PAJAMAS
Appliqued Motorcycle Tank Set, Bacon & Eggs Comfy Sleep Set (Modified for Summer), Tank Sets: Tools, Howdy, Zoo Animals, Green Ooga Booga, Blue Ooga Booga
Whew! That was a lot of sewing! Now on to other projects . . . maybe something for my bigger kids? Maybe, a couple of skirts for Skirt Week at crafterhours? You’ll have to check back in tomorrow!