Day 4 was about getting things done. I spent the morning cutting out fabric to make 3 different shirts. Originally I had planned to make the Vintage V-Neck today but as I was cutting I got inspired by the Recess Raglan by See Kate Sew and some of the fun combinations I had in my stash so I went with that for today.
I have been dying to use the feather knit from Girl Charlee since it arrived and I knew that a super soft and heavy weight mustard yellow knit I had would work perfectly. The end result was even better than I had envisioned. I decided to try the elbow length for Sophie’s shirt and use the main fabric on the sleeve cuffs as well.
Oh for the love of Bimaa, what an amazing pattern! Why did it take me so long to sew one of these.
When I laid eyes on this after what felt like 10 minutes of sewing I knew I was in for one of the best things I have ever sewn.
I will be honest at this point it was looking really professional, unlike some of my other projects. My stripes were matched up along the sides and my seams were finished inside thanks to my amazing serger. How did I possibly go this many years without a serger?
If I had known it would be so much fun I would have participated in Kids Clothes Week so much sooner. As I headed off to preschool with my oldest this morning all I could think about it would be a few hours before I could get started on my sewing for the day. Once school was over I convinced the kiddos to play for a bit so I could make my first project of the week, the Sleepy Robe by Melly Sews. Let me just start by saying what a great pattern this is. Not only did she offer this pattern up to everyone for free, score!, but it is a quick and easy sew. Start to finish it probably took me about an hour, but I know that is mostly because it was the first time I had done the pattern.