woot! it’s the first kids clothes week in the summer! I could not pass up the opportunity to join in and make the boys some clothes. I try to take advantage of the KCW‘s and set myself a challenge of some kind. this summer my personal challenge is to source my fabric exclusively from thrifted clothing or reused clothes of some kind. my boys spend most of the summer covered in sweat and mud with skinned knees and elbows…even the most ‘durable’ of new clothes don’t survive the season. I don’t have to feel bad about that when their wardrobe is made of recycled clothes!
I started off the week making two raglan sleeve tees for little J. raglan sleeve tees are perfect when working with thrifted material. one t-shirt has enough material for the front and back and another t-shirt can be the sleeves! plus, thrift stores have enough castoff t-shirts to blanket the world a few times over. the options are endless. similar to this shirt, I used the pattern in sewing for boys. I really like how easily these tops come together and love how adorable they look! J insisted on adding some personality to his photos…in case you need translating, this is ‘tough guy’ and ‘sad guy’.
the matryoshka doll t-shirt was a huge hit…it’s actually from some kind of conference and I have no idea why it says “through the generations” but he loves it and finds it super funny, as do I honestly. one of the bonuses of thrift stores clothes, I suppose, it brings with it the opportunity for instant and random design.
the same is true for this surfer top.
I have no idea what the ‘alt costa rica summer’ was all about about but I do know that dude surfing on a rainbow is making my 4 year old cock-a-hoop (that’s my Irish husband’s term for super happy).
the below personalities are tough guy, sad guy and surfing guy..fyi. this shirt actually fits really well, not that you can tell exactly from all the wiggling from my model. that’s what I get I suppose, since he works for free.
can’t wait to see what I can finish the rest of this week!