Week #3 of Made For Kids Month nearly complete and we mostly had repeat handmades around here.
I didn’t document the repeated clothing items but do have a few new things to share. E wore her Oliver+S field trip tshirt that I originally made last winter. I’d added a cuff to the bottom and the sleeves to avoid hemming knits. But the neckline got so horribly stretched out while sewing that the shirt was unwearable. I fixed that problem by chopping off the neckline and adding a bimaa hood. Which pretty much makes this a bimaa sweater with raglan sleeves and a roomier fit.
You can see it better in these pictures I took a few weeks ago.
It’s always nice to salvage something from the rag pile.
And this week I finally got around to making O his first Oliver+S clothing. I can’t believe it has taken so long. Here he is wearing his plaid sailboat pants. I made a size 18 months for him (he’s huge) and they fit nicely over his cloth diaper. The pattern is for cropped pants so these are a bit long but work well enough.
I love this pattern and look forward to making O many more pairs. The top does pull a bit funny though and I’ll try to adjust my button placement a bit on future pairs. Or maybe it’s just the big belly/diaper combo. Either way I just want to squish him all day.
I have a whole bunch of other Oliver+S pants patterns to try. I’m thinking that 18 month with a 12 month length may work. Anyone have experience with the different Oliver+S pants patterns and their roominess? Any advice greatly appreciated.