Monday, June 24, 2013

Better Late Than Never…..

Well.  Obviously I missed posting the rest of my makes for KCW.  Life has a funny way of intervening on even the best laid plans.  But I did sew, honest!  I sewed summer clothes for Brady, my ‘adopted’ grandson.

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Four simple stash-busting tank tops, and two pairs of shorts.  I made the tops by tracing around one of his little tee’s.  Easy – peasy, and perfect for using up remnants of fabric!  On two of the tanks I serged around the edges in a contrast thread for interest.  On the other two I used  this  (scroll down on page for tutorial)  method by Carolyn of  Handmade By Carolyn  to attach the neck and armhole bands.  I find it so much easier and neater than struggling with knit ribbing or trying to hem neatly.  I’ve done this on all of my knit projects since, and will probably always will.  These two tops were made from men’s tees, and I was able to use the existing hems, making it even easier.

The shorts were made using an old Simplicity pattern that I can’t remember the number of, it’s been used so many times.  They are simple elastic waist shorts with  front pockets, easily made in about an hour.  I don’t have a picture of the little man wearing any of my creations, but I have to post one of the cutie himself!  He was too busy enjoying his cake and ice cream to smile for the camera….

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Thanks for stopping by!

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