Kids Clothes Week
was just the thing I needed to get my mojo back. I’ve been sewing a little bit, but I haven’t felt like it was going well–lots of struggles, some unblogged failures, that darn washed fabric
. For me, kid sewing is like down-shifting: the sewing is fairly easy and the pay-off is pretty big. So far this KCW, I’ve already sewn some Oliver+S Field Trip cargo pants (made into shorts) for my bigger boy and some pajamas for both guys (all using up stash fabrics, hooray!), but this top is the one worth posting.
The pattern is Blank Slate’s Perfect Polo, and I’ve made this top here and here already. It’s a lovely pattern, but I always need to increase the length of the collar–it seems to be about 3/4-1″ short in my hands.
For the fabric, I used more of my stash–the putty cotton/Spandex is leftover from an unblogged Julia cardigan. It’s super high-quality–medium-heavy weight, washes well and doesn’t look like it will pill. My little guy wore this shirt all day to daycare (even playing soccer and taking a nap) before I took photos. The cotton print is from the Mod Squad collection.
I kept the shirt modern and left off the buttons entirely.
I know he’s mine, but could this kid get any cuter??
After getting back into my sewing groove with this cute top, I went back to some selfish sewing with great results–I’ll share soon!