Friday, May 30, 2014

Sunny Day Sewing

We've finally gotten summer here, with plenty of sunny days to go around.  One thing about living in Ohio I don't like; it goes from freezing cold to HOT almost overnight.  Forget spring, we go straight to summer.  So when I saw the new free pattern from Oliver + S, I knew it was the perfect thing to add to Pumpkin's summer wardrobe.

I made the Sunny Day Shorts in this lightweight denim, perfect for the heat.  I added inseam pockets and a hexagon pocket to the back, to coordinate with the shirt.  These shorts are a definite hit!  The fit is great, and they go together so quickly.  Even with the added details like the pockets and the extra topstitching.  I do so love my topstitching.  I'll definitely be making Pumpkin more of these.

This hexagon print, from Riley Blake, has been curing in my stash for awhile now.  I knew I wanted to make Pumpkin something with it, but I just wasn't sure what.  I ended up going with my favorite boys button down pattern, the Little Military shirt by Heidi & Finn.  I think these two patterns cooperate so well together!

Pumpkin insisted the pocket needed a zipper.  Who am I to deny the kid a zippered pocket?  He was also very insistent about the yellow buttons.  I was planning to go with blue or white buttons, but sometimes it's important to know when to pick your battles.

The tank underneath is from Fishsticks Designs.  It's the first time I've really tried to sew anything out of knit.  It didn't turn out too badly, but I did have some trouble with the hem.  You can see how it's still a little stretched out, and it's cut too short.  At least I have enough fabric to try again.  I do really like the pattern, the fit is great, and the instructions are simple and to the point.

I've been feeling a little guilty that I've been making so much stuff for his sister.  Fortunately he's not a jealous kid, and he loves his new outfit.  It's perfect for doing summer stuff, like climbing trees.

And rocks.

And seeing how quickly you can run to the end of the covered bridge and back.

Gosh, he's getting so big!  It's seems like the days are going by so fast now.  It's so easy to get caught up with the everyday rush; always planning the next thing on the list.  I have to remind myself to take a moment every day and just appreciate the here and now; to take life one stitch at a time.  :)


P.S. I also managed to swatch for a new knit design this week!  I might even give you a peek at it soon… 

1 comment:

  1. What a bonnie wee boy, and a great place for a photo shoot.
    xx N