Noah really needs/needed more PJs… yes I did make him some recently, but apart from those, a handmade flannelette pair that is too short for him and a teeny tiny pair of Summer Spiderman jammies that he still tries to squeeze into, he doesn’t down any other pairs!
Given that it’s Winter here in the Southern hemisphere, the plan with these was warmth, and I think this sweatshirting fabric that I scored from the op shop definitely fits the bill. I also tried to fit within the kids clothes week theme of traveling with the points of the compass, which I rustically drew on with a fabric marker.
If I’m completely honest with you, I was concerned about the rustic-ness of my hand drawn embellishment during pretty much the whole sewing process. (I set high sewing standards for myself). But now that it’s all sewn up I’m pretty happy with it. It reminds me of a hand-drawn pirate map – adventures that I’m sure many little boys dream about.
For patterns, the two I used were both from Little Kiwis Closet. The Hip Hop Harems in size 5 (modified slightly to be a bit more narrow at the ankles) and the Streetsmart Sweatshirt Collection in a size 6.
Noah was a reluctant model as he was pretty tired today after a busy day of being ‘Where’s Wally’ at his school’s ‘Character/ super hero’ day… I didn’t manage to get too many photos of him… but here he is excitedly running into school this morning and hanging with his little friends. I didn’t sew any of his clothes but my Mum kindly knitted his hat for the occasion. However, it did cross my mind that ‘Where’s Wally’ definitely fits within the traveling theme. I wonder if anyone will interpret it with a Wally twist?
Are you sewing along too? How are you interpreting the travel theme?