I can't get away from the super-size gingham checks!
Now and 2 years ago:
Who can complain?! Well, he might. Some day.
But for now we're living it up!
Plaid Shorts from last week, I added a lining to the fabric (since it's super lightweight) and I added Back Pockets (click over for the tutorial). But I gave them one more twist....Piping:
Bias Tape and made using similar methods. And though I plan to do a full-blown "Everything you need to know about Piping" tutorial down the road.....we'll save that for another day.
Today I'll share snippets. AND...you're totally in luck, because Rae's also sharing a piping project...and she does have a great how-to for sewing piping. Woohoo! So pop back and forth between our two blogs.
Basically, I cut out my pocket and a lining pocket. I basted the piping to my pocket first (and since I don't have a piping foot, I used my zipper foot and it worked fine), then laid the lining fabric over that, sewed the sandwich together, turned it right side out, folded the top under, finished it off,
I do wish I'd done two things differently:
• Would have been fun to use orange or green piping but I was in a rush and only had white on-hand.
• I sorta regret doing pockets on the front and wish I'd left them plain/flat front like these (since there's so much going on)
But I'm not complaining. It's a half-yard of fun and he'll use them all spring and summer long.
90 minute Shirt! making one from this stripey Tee found at Target. Is he too old for it? It almost looks like a gun holster around his shoulders.
this tutorial and this) and he's got a full outfit!
Do your kids do this? It makes me laugh every time.
"Look Mom! My lollipop is a superhero!"
Mae by Rae!
This is part of Celebrate the BOY, a series hosted by me and Made by Rae.
Here’s what we’ve done so far:
DAY 1: Dana: 5 Steps to the Basic Tee • Rae: Saffron Pants and Color Roundup
DAY 2: Dana: Pants Roundup • Rae: Little Bit of Color Hoodie
DAY 3: Dana: KID Pants with Back Pockets • Rae: Little Bit of Color Hoodie
DAY 4: Dana: 13 DIY Fabrics • Rae: Show your Stripes Turtleneck
DAY 5: Dana: Favorite T-shirt Buddies • Rae: Stripes Rule Roundup and Celebration Garland
DAY 6: Dana: Big Stick Pjs • Rae: Fox Tee
DAY 7: Dana: Beach Robe to Cozy House Robe • YES to Bold Prints and Tuxedo Stripe Pants
DAY 8: Dana: We be Jammin roundup • Rae: City Pants
DAY 9: Dana: Stripes, Checks, and Piping, oh my • Rae: Mustache roundup and Tic Tac Toe Shirt + Piping how-to
• Keep adding your own BOY projects to the CTB Flickr Group!
• And check out the Archives for additional projects