Yesterday I reviewed the Playhouse Dress and showed you the knit fantastic fox fabric I used from Girl Charlee. Well, since I bought 2 yards of it, there was plenty left, so I decided to make good on my promise to sew more for my boys.
I decided to make a pair of pajama pants for 2 of the boys. First of all I used Dana’s basic pants tutorial to make a pair for David. These were very easy to make, thanks Dana!
Then I decided David needed a fox shirt to go with his fox pajama pants! Enter another reverse appliqué creation! This time I am going to document a small (mostly picture-less) reverse appliqué tutorial so that when I go to do this again (it really is that easy and fun!) I don’t have to hunt all over the internet and combine my favorite tutorials to make one!
1: Cut out pieces from white for shirt. Cut out piece of red knit size of fox for under layer. This time I used Once Upon A Sewing Machine’s raglan tee tutorial. And I used old white t-shirts from Daddy, so this is a refashion too!
2: Scan fox fabric onto computer, enlarge my favorite fox and print out a black & white version!
3: Trace fox onto wax or tissue paper, NOT freezer paper! (Lesson learned there!)
4: Iron wax paper onto shirt front piece, pin red knit piece under white shirt front piece, sew around outline. I also sewed around the white markings on the fox. I used red thread to accent the fox shape on the white shirt.
5: Peel off wax paper.
6: Cut out inside and close to stitching.
7: Sew shirt together as instructed.
That’s it! So fast, fun, easy, and spectacular results. This photo shoot is more of the same as yesterday’s post at the fair when we had it all to ourselves!
The location was so great and colorful and had so many things to keep them interested. All photography credit (once again) go to Allegra, our chief photographer.
I made these things during Kids Clothes Week. You can see the footed baby pajamas here.
This was our first time sewing with Kids Clothes Week, and we made 6 things!
David likes to wear the fox shirt often, and also with his matching pajama pants.
When they go out together, they are matching, but not so matchy-matchy that it’s suffocating!
This boy had such a great time “driving” the cars…he had them all to himself!
I found out that this exact fabric is no longer available at Girl Charlee, but it would be so cute to do with this fawn fabric! Then I discovered that Girl Charlee is going to stock this fabric in slightly different background colors which you can pre-order now! But the fawn fabric would be awesome, too!
Make it beautiful,