I've had a slow start to Kids Clothes Week this time, but the kids went off to golf camp this morning leaving me plenty of time to catch up!
I did complete one thing on Sunday, this t-shirt refashion for B. Maybe not done though, as it still needs a hem. (Why do you see unfinished knit hems for girls/women all over the place but none on men's/boy's clothes?) It will be great for out upcoming trip to Disneyland, where B hopes to go through "Jedi training".
Yesterday and today I kind of fell down a rabbit hole due to the KCWC blog post about hats. I fell in love with the uptown hat by Heidi & Finn, but M preferred their Downtown hat instead. It's made with knit fabric and looked quick and easy, so I went for it. Twice!
Here's the first one. I let M pick the fabric and she chose an old tie dye t-shirt in blue and yellow. Not my first choice, but she likes it! I used my serger for everything but the top stitching and that worked great. I added a couple of strips of knit to the band, because M really liked that detail from the samples in the pattern.
The second one I thought I would give to my niece, but M hasn't taken it off since I took the photos, so I think she claimed that one too! It is from a t-shirt she grew out of a couple of years ago, and I like how I was able to use the argyle design on the band of the hat.
I had trouble with the top stitching stretching the brim out a little. Pressing helped a lot, but after finishing both hats I realized that finally breaking out my walking foot probably would have done the trick. Seeing as this hat is cute, quick, and easy I think I'll have a chance to try it out soon!
Pattern- Lil Blue Boo T-shirt Hoodie http://lilblueboo.com/shop/products/Recycled-T%252dShirt-Hoodie-PDF-Pattern-and-Tutorial-%252d-Unisex-Sizes-6M-to-7-Years.html
Fabric- thrifted t-shirt
Repeatability- very high
Pattern- Downtown hat by Heidi & Finn
Fabric- 2 old t-shirts
Notions- lightweight interfacing
Repeatability- high (these would make great gifts!)