It’s been a very busy week and I’ve had a lot of fun, but I think I’ll be quite happy to have a holiday from my sewing machine for a bit. Today we decided to go for a drive out to the country, so I didn’t get to do any sewing today and sadly I didn’t get to finish the hoodie vest, but I’m surprised with the amount I did get done. Roman had lots of fun running around in the park and playing with the autumn leaves. Most of the photos we got of him have his tongue poking out! Here’s a look at what I whipped up during the second half of the week.
I wanted to try out Rae’s flashback tee pattern to make a long sleeve top and was lucky enough to get all of the pieces from another one of hubby’s old t-shirts. I made use of the hem on the bottom of the t-shirt for the sleeves and used the double needle to do the hem on the bottom and around the neckline. I’m loving this pattern! The fit is great on Roman and I think all his tops until the age of 5 are going to be made from this pattern.
I had an idea in my head to make a tracksuit for Roman with a zip-up hooded vest for the top. I had some grey tracksuit fabric in my stash so pulled it out and cut out all my pieces. The pants came together easily, using the pattern I made for my toddler jeans.
Then I started to tackle the vest…what a mess! The tracksuit fabric is a lycra blend. Great for making me a pair of stretchy trackies, but not so good for trying to add a zip. I ended up having to hand sew the zip in, which is why I didn’t get the vest finished, but I’m close. I just need to finish around the arms and maybe and some decorative stitching, but I don’t know if it will turn out a mess because of the lycra…I’ll let you know how it goes. I used this tutorial to make the vest, but made my own pattern.
This t-shirt is another using Rae’s pattern and yet another of hubby’s old tees. This one had a heap of little pin holes in it (I have no idea what from) so I had to cut around the holes. I love how the print looks on this and perfect for a size 2 top! I used contrast coloured thread for the hems and I think it matches really well. I made this top up just because the tee was lying around and it’s now one of my favourites.
Hello from Roman!