Kids Clothes Week Day 2
The second day of Kids Clothes Week ended up being very easy for me! Thomas requested a mask. When I tried to entice him with something a little more extravagant, he insisted that a mask was all he wanted and had been wanting for a very long time. In fact, since I made him the poncho.
Since I decided this week was going to be all for the kids, their pattern and fabric choices, a mask it was! I originally cut the mask out of black felt, but when Thomas tried it on he said, “Mom, I can tell I’m going to be wearing this a lot! So do you think you could make it not so itchy?”
So I lined it with a scrap of denim. And he was so happy! It has a piece of elastic sewed to each side to hold it on his head.
I think you should also know the little story of the wooden sword Thomas is holding. We were at a children’s store looking for new/used shoes and Thomas spied the swords. He was pretty sure he needed one or more and they were only $3 each. I looked at my growing pile of shoes (why do they all outgrow their shoes at the same time? Does anyone know?) and suggested he try to make one for himself at home first.
Immediately when we arrived home, he disappeared into the garage. A short while later he appeared with 3 swords, one for him and some for his siblings! “And they didn’t cost me a thing, Mom!”
I knew he could do it, and now he has the pride of making it himself! Since this mask took me such a short time to make, I got a headstart on some of the other children’s projects…there are a few that are a wee bit more complicated. See you tomorrow!