Yesterday life happened and so Kids Clothes Week day 2 did not. We are in an especially busy phase of life with our kiddos right now so sometimes sewing doesn’t happen. Thankfully nap time happened today so I was able to whip up a couple of t-shirts for Sophie while they slept.
Since Benny got a few new shirts on Day 1 I thought it was only fair that Sophie got some new shirts this week too. One of the patterns that was on my to do list for this week was the Celestial Tee from Figgy Studios that I got as part of the Perfect Pattern Parcel #2.
Picking fabric for Sophie is always a lot of fun because I can usually get her to wear anything but if I make sure to have pink I am bound to get lots of hugs and kisses and excitement. This pink sweater knit has been hanging out in my sewing room for over a year just waiting for a project and this seemed like the perfect project for it because not only is it pink but it has some shimmer to it as well which was sure to elicit excitement from Sophie.
Since I was already cutting one shirt out I figured I might as well cut another so I grabbed this great knit from my favourite knit source, Girl Charlee, and got to cutting.
There are a couple features of this shirt that are so much fun and I knew Sophie would love. The shirt has a hi-lo hem which is a new favourite of mine, as well as a pleat detail at the front neckline. Two details that make this just a little different from your average tee.
As soon as Sophie was up from her nap I surprised her with the new shirts and she was so happy especially when I told her we needed to go take some pictures. I have a little model on my hands, she never turns down an opportunity to model the clothes I make for her.
When tracing the pattern I opted to make the 2/3 but in the 4/5 length since I was worried she would grow out of the 2/3 too quickly. I should have checked the chart like I normally do for a pattern because I think the 18 month top with the 2/3 length would have been perfect. At least there is room to grow into it.
This pattern is sure to be in constant rotation as we make our way through the seasons. Its a quick sew and can be made in any type of knit which means so many possibilities.