Monday, May 10, 2010

Kids Clothes Week Challenge

Meg at Elsie Marley is hosting a kids clothing week this week.

The challenge is to take at least one hour each day and try to make something for our kids.
Today I chose to make a shirt for my dear Elder Hug-a-Bug.

I had a couple of t-shirts that got washed with a chap stick, and they all got smudgy oil spots on them.
I cut one of them up using a tank top that fits her well
Then I cut a second one a little wider at the armholes and neck to make a fold-over facing.
Then I sewed the side and shoulder seams on my new (old) sewing machine that sews a zig-zag, and hand sewed them together at the armholes and neck.

Finally, I freehand drew a couple of patterns from this fabric and pulled a little Alabama Chanin by hand sewing around the shapes and cutting out the waste.
I am pretty happy with the results.
I think I could get hooked on this reverse applique thing. It's pretty swell.


  1. very nice jess, i am working on getting some sewing done today als.

  2. that is some seriously clever construction! the reverse applique is addictive, but takes forever!

  3. So cute, Jess. I really like it! I got a sewing machine for my b-day and am attempting to make curtains. Baby steps!

  4. Love it, nicely done. I might just steal your idea for Daughter!

  5. Way to go! It's fantastic. I have several pit stained tees that I've been wanting to recommission as kids clothes but am too lazy. Making me all the more impressed with you.

  6. This is such a great idea! I am impressed that you are so motivated to start and complete these wonderful craft/sewing/cooking projects and I love that you share them with the rest of us.
    Thank you!
    I look forward to more!

  7. Well done top. Love the layered look. THe skirt is perfect to match it!

  8. That is pretty darn cool! It looks great!