The school year is winding down, not a moment too soon! Only 8 more days of school and I get my kids back for the summer. This will be the last summer that the majority of the kids won't have other obligations. I want to make the most of this time so I'll be cutting back on being online.:)
June is Made for Kids Month. The above outfit is from day 3. This is one of those projects that I could be legalistic about but I'm curbing those tendencies and rolling with it. If one (or more) of the kids wears something handmade, I'll take a picture and post it to the flickr group and instagram with the hashtag #madeforkidsmonth. The kids all put away their own laundry and get dressed with no input from me (except on Sundays, sometimes) so it'll be interesting to see how often they choose handmade. P has the smallest amount of handmade clothes (a pair of shorts and pjs) while the little girls have the most. But even their wardrobes are only about 25% handmade.
pattern: Ottobre Design 03/2012 #24 "Tooth Troll" t-shirt
fabric: Cotton Jersey from Chez Ami
I had traced this pattern off right before we went to Florida but didn't sew one up until last week. It's a pretty simple t-shirt with a v-neck. This one is too small on BK (luckily it fits MG) as the cotton jersey doesn't have much stretch. I'll have to trace off #35 which is the same pattern in a larger size range for her.
And to catch up, I finally got around to making P some summer pajama bottoms...
pattern: Ottobre Design 06/2011 #37 "Green Check" boxer shorts
fabric: Green Bay Packer quilting cotton from Jo-ann Fabrics
This is my preferred pattern for pajama bottoms for P. I lengthen it for flannel pants in the winter and sew it as is for summer. I left off the buttons on the fly this time as he wanted the boxer shorts straight away.
He's not so keen on posing for pictures anymore so I have to take them when I can get them. Even if it means that he's wearing a shirt that absolutely does not go well with the shorts and he's wearing socks with flip flops! In his defense, he had just tried on the boxers to see if they fit when his big sister begged him to come outside and longboard with her as her birthday present (Stella longboard skateboard) had just arrived via FedEx.;)