Kids Clothes Week day 3 brings a new outfit for my 4 year old. David has a dimple, a lisp, huge eyes with eyelashes a mile long, and other adorable eccentricities that make this mama’s heart swell! I’m not one of those moms whose kid has a speech therapist, I always am a little sad when the lisp or speech impediment goes away.
David calls Darth Vader “Dark Zader!” Isn’t that a perfect name? I think the creators of Star Wars should have thought of that. And since a Darth Vader shirt for a four year old is probably a little, well, dark, I decided to add his funny little saying to the shirt.
The black fabric was left over from this skirt I made for Allegra, and the white is an old t-shirt of Mr. Skirt Fixation’s. I used the existing hem and didn’t even hem the sleeves because this bamboo knit from The Fabric Fairy is so awesome and never frays.
The pattern I used is Oliver + S Field Trip Raglan Tee. Look familiar? (Like you just saw it yesterday?) Well, when you have a succesful formula, don’t change it! And I also had David’s size all ready to go from the summer Kids Clothes Week, so this was another fast and easy sew.
So fast, in fact, that it gave me time to make him a pair of Oliver + S Parachute Sweatpants. David has been requesting a pair of pajama pants that don’t slide up when he is sleeping, so immediately I thought of this pattern.
I think he’ll be wearing them for more than just sleeping, though! They are so soft and comfy and well constructed that I want a pair to sleep in! The blue fabric is sweatshirt knit from Girl Charlee, leftover from my jacket, and the gray sweatshirt knit is leftover from this knight hoodie. A new item from scraps? Win! In fact, all the fabric in this little outfit is leftover. (I keep forgetting to put up the Sew My Stash 2015 score, but this is 100% so I’ll just pat myself of the back now!)
If you think this little graphic is as cute as I do, here is the free printable for you to grab and use. I reversed the image for you so you can just iron it straight on. You can see I forgot to do that for myself, so I had to cut the words off before I ironed it onto my fabric and write it by hand. Oh, and I just wanted to give a little plug for the photo transfer paper that I used.
My sister put me onto it, and it is absolutely the best I’ve ever used! It’s so disappointing to put a lot of work into an item of clothing and then have it get ruined the first time you wash it, which is what’s happened with some other photo transfer papers I’ve used. So be sure to use this one.
Boys are so fun/funny to have a photoshoot with. Instead of pretending they are having a tea party, they want to have their stick gun and play war during the photos! Love em!
Alright, now it’s back to sewing for me!