There are so many advantages to sewing your toddlers own clothes. At the top of my list is fit, specifically for a top. I like my girl’s tops to be long in the back, and free around to stomach, surprisingly this can be difficult to find in the shops. So why not sew it yourself?
The T-shirt fabric was a bargain at just 50 cents from a thrifty shop, its a 100% cotton with a slight stretch; perfect for t-shirts. I’ve accented the pockets with matching fabric from the leggings and added a coverstitch pocket detail (one of my favourite things to do with my beloved coverstitch machine).
I’ve been holding onto the leggings fabric since I purchased it last year, don’t know about you, but when I purchase gorgeous fabric I find it really difficult to cut into it – I just keep waiting for the perfect outfit to make (it may just be an excuse for hoarding more fabric..hmm). The gorgeous leggings fabric is by Little Smile Makers, I love all their fabric designs, with so many to choose from I spent many hours just looking.
Pattern: Leggings PDF Pattern from Fresh Stitch Patterns.
T-Shirt PDF Pattern from Fresh Stitch Patterns – Not for sale yet?.
This is what happened within the first 5 minutes of taking the photos! We where headed off to Granny and Gramp’s house in her new out fit boo hoo…the T-shirt only made it as far as laundry, and a quick spray of vanish.