Wednesday, 22 September 2010

kids clothes week challenge - day 3

I am an extremely happy bunny today. Why? you ask. Well I finished the second t-shirt and am really really pleased with it....yay! I'm so relieved to be honest as I have loads of knit fabric and I was panicking a bit that I'd end up doing nothing more than looking at it lovingly.




The hems and  the ribbing at the neck were done on the sewing machine and the seams were made using the overlocker. There would be no problem at all making this completely on the sewing machine. My advice would be to use a ballpoint needle and woolly nylon in the bobbin  I got my woolly nylon from Sew Essentials but  the 80's Bulk at Empress Mills is the same stuff and comes in millions of colours (slight exageration but there are loads) so that's an idea for the future.


Junior must be getting used to me forcing him to wear my creations. Instead of moaning and grumping at me today he put the T on no problem and promptly started posing. I think he does actually like the top though and it matches his fleece hoodie, so he tells me.

8 comments:

Debby said...

Fab top Nikki and love the fabric.

*kate said...

This is really cute. Did you follow a pattern?

Cook Clean Craft said...

Cute top - I've been making raglan T-shirts for my son as part of KCWC too. Yours is great!

Nikki said...

Kate - I used the All-the-rage Raglan by the scientific seamstress which is great and very good value as it runs from age 6/12 months to 10/12 years.

Cook Clean Craft - Just been to have a look at yours they look great, now I've got the hang of it I'll be making loads more.

*kate said...

That's great! I was looking at another cute pattern from Pattern's by Figgy's ... but the one you used is cheaper and has a lot more options. Thanks.

Nikki said...

Glad I could help :) be prepared to print out a load of pages but it's well worth it.

Emily said...

I love the scientific seamstress patterns!

Kerry said...

That looks totally professional, fantastic!

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