Ha! I started my fall sewing projects and its only August! Go me!
Long sleeve shirts for Bubba out of some comfy cotton jersey.
Just a quick note... if you know of a place online that has a nice selection of jersey/interlock in cute prints I want to hear about it!
I decided on these because my usual favorite pajama pattern has buttons on the shirt and Bubba is at that button-eating stage so that's a big no for now.
Pattern is the Envelope T-shirt from the book Growing Up Sew Liberated by Meg McElwee. This is the first time I've used this pattern and its the first time I've made an envelope style t-shirt.
This is a great pattern if you have wee ones. I really wish I had had this when I was still pregnant with Bubba. It would have been so nice to make my own t-shirts for him.
The pattern is a breeze if you've had some experience sewing knits and if not its a great place to start. I added 2 inches of length to the body as my kids are all on the tall side and a little extra length never hurt anything.
Planning for a little growing room I chose the size 12-18 months. I'm hoping that with the added length they'll fit the whole way through winter. As soon as I get a little more sewing time in these shirts will be paired up with some flannel pajama pants from my favorite pajama pattern.
I really am happy about the fact that I started on some seasonal things for the kids already. I usually wait too long to get started and then don't get as many things done as I'd like to. I'm hoping to set aside a little time each week to work on only seasonal necessities for the kids like warm pajamas. I made these 5 shirts for Bubba Saturday afternoon assembly line style and it worked great. Maybe if I do that once or twice a week I'll get a good chunk of stuff done in a reasonable amount of time. Next is pants to go with the shirts, then pajamas for Tater, then flannel pajama pants for the older kids (they prefer to just wear t-shirts).
What's on your fall sewing list? Do you have a plan or a list of things you'd like to get done?