Blog Tour | Growing Up Handmade Day 2
Welcome to day 2 of our tour! It’s been so fun to read all the comments shared about what challenges you face or what tips you might have when it comes to sewing for your older kiddos. One of the things I saw mentioned a few times was finding fabrics at a reasonable cost, or not being able to see/feel them ahead of time because you’re having to order online. Trust me, I face those same things! I do have some secrets to share though…
I’ll admit, I miss being able to make some of the cute character things for her, i’m in SO many custom fabric groups that it’s really tempting. Ultimately what she wants, is fabrics that are going to blend into the background; prints that looks most like those we could buy at a store. Fabrics like this beautiful plaid from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. This is one of their Club fabrics, essentially one that is designed for them and then printed in house. For those that don’t have a touch and feel computer screen it is SO SOFT!! Even better, they are afforable! At roughly $10-12 a yard I don’t feel super guilty making items that I know will get worn on a regular basis.
That bring us to the next thing… patterns that are “approved” by the boss for every day wear. Lately she has been designing her own patterns… meaning she draws it out and expects me to translate that into something I can make, HAHA! Often there are some patterns that I can make minor changes to or combine to get just what she wants. Here is her latest design
I did make other minor modifications, like the pockets –
And of course the back. This is just scalloped elastic that is attached very similarly to the ties that the dress has in the pattern. A bit trickier but same concept.
Another favorite, is just about anything athletic related. So while I picked up the New Horizons 11th Hour Gear to use for my little guy, Ry has also decided she LOVES the pants!
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Friday – April 21st
Round Up and Giveway Winners