It is a month after our big vacation and we are finally settling back into routine. I have scaled the mountains of laundry and combed through the huge number of photographs. I am finally back to squeezing out some time to sew and decided to make the kids a few more winter clothes before focusing on the holiday sewing I want to do. I love making gifts and my poor family is subjected to them most every year. They very politely act appreciative and if it is just an act, I am glad they are good at it!
Before I start on those plans, I couldn’t resist another pattern purchase. The Hang -Out Hoodie by Peek A Boo patterns was on sale last week. I love these patterns and the facebook group for these patterns is great. The designer is online daily answering questions and others who use the patterns provide a lot of ideas and support as well. I bought it planning on altering it to work with fleece since my daughter has grown out of almost all of her “fuzzy” shirts but decided to try it with a few t-shirts from the my thrift store pile first. The first shirt I made for Annabelle turned out great but you will just have to imagine it. It got a pomegranate stain the first day it was worn and after lots of stain remover attempts, it is now a “farm shirt”. That is okay though. She loves it and has worn it twice since I finished it on Saturday night!
The first one was such a hit that I made one for Emmett as well. This was another thrift store shirt. It was a huge men’s waffle knit henley. It was just a Walmart brand but check this out:
Did you know Walmart had organic cotton shirts? I definitely didn’t. Since the shirt was on the 5 for a $1 rack, it was definitely worth picking up. The waffle knit was way more challenging to sew with than t-shirt knit. I think I should have done some stay stitching around the front placket. It stretched out a lot going through the serger.
Emmett doesn’t seem to mind the flaws I see and he LOVES the hood. He kept it on all afternoon and evening after I tried it on him to check the fit. I consider that a win!