Fabric: Sharks from Nature's Fabrics, Denim cotton/lycra knit from Field's Fabrics
Size: 12m top, 18m shorts
Mods: Cut two fronts for the tank top (happy accident?!)
Difficulty: Two easy peasy's in a pod.
I purchased two new summer patterns, the Tank Top and Cuff Shorts by Brindille & Twig, to sew up this little outfit and let me tell you, I am a fan. I'm in love with these quick-to-sew, knit staple pieces because they are so incredibly wearable and easy to cook up. Plus - the cuteness factor depends on all the fabric combinations you can dream up! I think I got a winner with this knit:
I kept telling my sister that I was making Robbie a "shark tank" and I think she was very confused as to why I would give a small child a tank full of sharks, until I specified that I was actually making him a shark tank TOP. The little words make all the difference ya know. Lesson learned.
Fabric: Gray knit from Field's Fabrics
Mods: nixed the pocket banding and just folded down and top stitched. Tie is tacked down.
Difficulty: Confident Beginner, for some trickier bits like top stitching down the fly, pocket construction and possible button holes if threading the waist tie all the way through.
Mandy had also mentioned she was hunting for sweatshirt material shorts for the summer because they hold up to rough play well and, well, she has a 15 month old boy. Enough said. So I ran for my Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop Coastal Crazy Baggies pattern to make some good staple shorts. I didn't do any banding on the pockets making it a bit quicker to sew, and tacked down the waist tie at Mandy's request so she didn't have to untie and re-tie the bow every diaper change.
Hope you're doing some fun summer sewing too! Thanks for stopping by!