Wednesday, 19 March 2014

{Sewn} Tees for my Girls

I’ve had these little tees on the go for a couple of weeks. I cut them out and began assembling them pretty quickly, but for some reason I’ve been procrastinating about finishing them off – probably something to do with the number I cut out. I had planned to make them a couple each, but the fabric combinations kept calling to me.

As it turns out Isabelle has ended up with 4 and Pipi just one (the envelope tee pictured above). But don’t feel sorry for Pipi I have another 3 merino tops planned for her (with one already cut out), so she’s not going to miss out. Besides, Pipi will eventually inherit Isabelle’s ones anyway, which is my rationale behind adding to my eldest girl's already extensive wardrobe – if she wears everything lightly then Pipi will get her hand-me-downs in good condition. Also, the one thing Isy does lack is long sleeved tees for winter, so I’m sure these will get a lot of wear.

For these tees I used a couple of my old faithful patterns. For Pipi’s tee I used the envelope tee pattern from my book Growing up Sew Liberated by Meg McElwee .  (You may remember me using this pattern for a couple of short sleeved tees here.) And for Isabelle’s I used the trusty the Acadia Tee pattern (which I’ve used many many times before).
As I made these tees with Winter in mind I made them a little bigger than their current sizes – Pipi’s tee is size 12-18months and Isabelle’s 4T.

The fabric I used was mainly from the op shop (all the floral fabric and the brown with black spots, which was a ladies tee). The stripey and charcoal grey (used on the back of some tees, to get more mileage out of the gorgeous floral) was stuff I just had in my stash, from Spotlight and a local fabric store. Obviously it’s all knit as I’m a bit of a knit fiend!

I’ve only just noticed now, but I haven’t got any photos of my girls wearing them yet, probably because they were asleep and at Kindy when I finished them off this afternoon. But I’m sure photos of them dressed in these tees will pop up on my blog in the near future!

Jen x

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Stella R said...

cute! Lucky girls! Oh, and great minds:

Jenny Young said...

Oh my gosh Stella I see the similarities! I remember loving Eleanor's bday outfit... Now I guess I just have to make some skirts like yours too! I really did love that skirt! Xx

Leonie said...

They look awesome Jenny! and the reasoning makes complete sense :) Cant wait to see photo's of them on. Thanks for linking up too! x