He loves it, and so do I so it was a total winner! I have been inspired by seeing all of the great kid’s clothing projects popping up for the fall kid’s clothing week challenge. I had this pattern in my stash, after seeing it on Made by Rae, so I thought I’d give it a shot.
I was intimidated by working with knit fabric. The last time I worked with knit was in college when I decided it was a good idea to go buy a sewing machine and learn to use it and surely knit would be the easiest thing to work with. Um, yeah, bad idea. Needless to say, the machine went back the next day.
This time, the results were much much better!
The fit is great, and the kid loves it. I love the little details on it. The seams are done on the outside, so you fold them over and top stitch them, which looks really cute and means no itchy seams for the kiddo to complain about.
I did the applique using a sandwich cutter that we had laying around the house. The first applique attempt was a bit tragic, my sewing machine ate my fabric (I’m sure I didn’t have it set right) and I ended up making a hole in the front of the shirt! Luckily, I was doing an applique, so I removed that one and added a new one to cover the hole. That time, I opted to hand stitch the edges.
I’m already planning my next t-shirt! I bought 1/2 yard of each of these fabrics, so I have enough to make another one, but with brown sleeves and the green striped body. I think I need to find a source for a wider variety of knit fabrics because I see a lot of these in my future! If you have any suggestions, please share!