My final sewing for Kids Clothes Week was for my two youngest boys. Well, I actually did some more secret kids sewing, but I can’t blog about it just yet!
I’ve made these two boys Oliver+S Parachute polo shirts in coordinating fabrics before, and they have worn them to death. But I wanted to make some more for a couple of reasons. First of all, I wanted to get the collars right this time. Last time they were off center; totally wearable, but totally annoying to me.
Secondly, the weather is growing cooler and I wanted to make them long sleeve versions. And last of all, are they not so adorable? I mean just look at them!
I found this fabric at Hancock Fabrics. It is just a little thin to be sufficient for winter, but for fall it’s perfect. For the collar and placket, I used black twill fabric leftover from this pair of pants I made for their bigger brother.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I got a new sewing machine. Since I’m just learning the ins and outs of this new machine (an Emerald by Husqvarna Viking) the automatic buttonhole feature and I aren’t best friends just yet. But there’s also a manual buttonhole version while I experiment with the automatic foot, and so these came out alright.
Just look at these two boys! This could totally be an entry in the Top Stitchers sewing contest, Thick As Thieves! Oh yeah, be sure to check out my post over there today about the prize package (#3 of 4 huge packages!) and how to win BIG!
Anyway, I’m very happy about these versions of the Oliver+S Parachute Polo shirts and forsee quite a few more for these two boys of mine in the future.