Saturday, March 17, 2012

Making Clothes for the Grandkids

Back last summer I told you of making the Thomas the Train shirt for Jake. 
And I've been trying to get a good photo of him in it ever since.  So I finally decided to go with one from the summer.  You can't see the shirt front, but sometimes the only way to get a still  photo of an active kid is when they are napping!
When Jake was about 2.5 he decided that all he wants to wear is Thomas the Train.  So this has been somewhat challenging.  I made some solid corduory pants and cut out Thomas from other fabric and sewed it on them.  He's wearing them here along with one of his Thomas the Train T shirts here.
Meanwhile Emily either wants to be girly girl in frilly dresses or tom-boy like Jake.  But she really likes Tinkerbell.  Since my daughter doesn't sew, when she sees Thomas the Train fabric, she buys it and mails it to me.  I never know what to expect.  Over Christmas I got a package in the mail of 8 yards of fabric, some Thomas the Train and some Tinkerbell.  So I've been very busy!
I really like the Oliver +S Sketchboy Shirt It makes a very neat-looking shirt.
I don't have a photo of Jake wearing his shirt, but I have one of Emily in it.

Over Christmas I made some for the twins and also for their cousin, Evan, who was 9 months old at the time.  The same pattern covers sizes 6 months to 4 years. I'd already made Jake one with the same Thomas the Train Christmas fabric.  Here I am holding Evan in his first Thomas the Train shirt.  If he's like his cousin Jake, he'll be wanting lots more, and he'll be getting a bunch of hand-me-downs from Jake.
Last Saturday I shipped off another package to the twins with 3 more Tinkerbell shirts and 2 more Thomas shirts.  Here are the Tinkerbell ones.
And I got a photo of the twins in them!

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