I have a few more Kids Clothes Week items to show. I thought I’d try to kill two birds with one photoshoot, and do Ivy’s new shirt with Kael’s new hoodie. But Ivy was not impressed with the idea of sharing the limelight. And Kael was just…being Kael.
The resulting pictures are as good an insight into life with these two as I could probably ever capture. So I give you…
GROUCHY TIGER, HOODED DWEEB
a Sew a Straight Line production
starring patterns by Pattern Anthology
Both top patterns are from the latest Pattern Anthology release, Make Believe. There are four patterns in the collection, and then you can add more patterns from previous releases by the designers, too. All of it is perfect for girls and boys. It’s pretty awesome. The collection, as a collection and at a great discount, is only available through today. You should check it out. Fast.
Ivy is wearing the Adventure Tee. This is the second Adventure Tee I’ve made. Seth got the first, as seen in the Harry Potter Tee post from a couple of days ago. It is a fantastic tee pattern. Lots and lots and lots of options, simple, great fit. I did the higher neckline and capped sleeves with this one. The fabric is one of my favorites: Ice Tigers by Znok! picked up at Kitschy Coo, and also seen on Kael’s muscle tank HERE. Ivy hated the tigers at first, and freaked.out.completely the first time I tried to put the top on her. But she came around after being told they were “princess tigers”. heh. In spite of her attitude for the pictures, she really does love this top now and has worn it three times in five days. She just doesn’t like that her brother is just off-camera, watching her.
This is the Explorer Hoodie by See Kate Sew, again, part of the Pattern Anthology collection. I was super excited that this one goes up to size 10. I only had to extend the sleeves a little bit to get the perfect fit for Kael.
I also bound the pocket openings and lined the hood, so that there are no exposed seams and it looks more finished. The pattern has the hood more off to the sides, open, but I brought the ends of the hood more towards the center of the front, so when closed, there is very little gapping.
I did struggle a little with the Explorer Hoodie. One of the things I love about this pattern is the option for the off-center zipper option. I went for that option, but somehow ended up with a crooked-looking zipper, not near as off-center as it is supposed to be. I’m sure part of it was because of my bringing the hood more towards the center. But I’m happy with the end result anyway.
And Kael loves it.
I used a ponte knit from Jo-Ann stores that I’d picked up a few months ago out of the red tag area. It is perfect for this pattern. Sturdy with a good weight, but not too heavy or bulky at all. This will be a favorite come cooler weather, I’m sure.
Speaking of favorites, one day I need to do a montage of all the pictures I have with Kael doing his favorite pose.
So, hurry hurry hurry run to Pattern Anthology and grab the Make Believe collection. I can’t wait to sew up the other two patterns in the collection. But you only have through today to grab them as a group and get the discounted package price. Think of how grumpy you’ll be if you miss out!
Top: Adventure Tee by Go To Patterns fir Pattern Anthology. Fabric is Ice Tigers by Znok! From Kitschy Coo. Size 18 months
Shorts: Old Navy
I was given the Pattern Anthology Make Believe collection so sew and share. It’s awesome, grab it before it’s gone!