Earlier this summer, I did a bunch of kid sewing that I never shared here! The inspiration was from the Project Run & Play Sew The Rainbow themed weeks. (Please go check out Project Run & Play, it’s an online children’s sewing event that I am privileged to lead, and there are some fantastic things happening over there! It’s why this blog is a little quieter than usual right now.) Here’s how we decided to sew the rainbow…
For red/pink week, both Annie and Thomas got t-shirts. In fact, Annie sewed her own shirt! She used the Camden Raglan pattern by Hey June Patterns, and was so delighted to whip up this little raglan tee for herself.
For orange week, Annie requested a nightgown. We again used the Camden Raglan pattern as our base, but lengthened it into a nightgown length. This fabric came from the Hancock Fabrics going out of business sale, but this gorgeous orange feather fabric would make a delightful nightgown!
Then came yellow week! Again, Annie got a new garment! This time I sewed her a knit pencil skirt with shorts underneath. We used the Jocole Pencil skirt pattern, and added the shorts from the Skipalong Skort underneath. This fabric is also sold out (we were using up fabric from our stash for this exercise!) but here is a super soft, bright yellow, similar knit fabric.
Then came green week! We’ve blogged both our makes for this week earlier. You can see David and Lowell’s green camo rain jackets here.
Also, I sewed a little sloth outfit for a friend’s new baby that totally falls into the green category and also things I haven’t blogged category! I used the Seattle Skater Skirt pattern for the brown skirt, the Lollipop Leggings pattern for the leggings, and the Rosemary Raglan for the little tee. Then I designed and added the darling sloth graphic using my Cricut Maker.
And sort of bridging between green and blue weeks, Annie’s swimsuit is a turquoise/aqua color. You can read all about it here.
Then for blue week, we went sort of crazy. In fact, we got stuck on blue week and still haven’t made it to indigo/violet week. David and Lowell got swim trunks and rashguards which you can read about here.
My biggest son got a pair of navy blue sweat pants. We used some navy sweatshirt fleece, and the men’s Hudson Pants pattern. As a little aside, he’s totally over the moon about a pair of sweatpants that fit his long, long, long legs!
And then there was the whole blue patriotic parade of fabric that we sewed. You can read all about those garments in this blog post.
One reason this post took so long to get up is because we just never sewed any purple garment! In fact, we’re still sewing with blue (as will be shown next week!) But we did manage to sew some dresses that fit into the rainbow week theme, and you can read all about them in this blog post.
Thanks for taking time to read about our Sew the Rainbow garments! It’s been quite a colorful summer around here.
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