Also I apparently have an aversion to putting pants on Quinn, sorry and you’re welcome :)
I sewed this shirt up over a month ago and it has been on heavy rotation ever since. I also took these photos over a month ago. I have been VERY bad at keeping up with my blogging… What can I say? Summer is here, Millie is home from school every day and I have a hard time getting my tush in front of my computer.(and sadly, my sewing machine) Can’t say I’m not enjoying myself though!
Anyways, back to the shirt.. It is another Oliver + S sketchbook shirt, sewn in the 18 month size. I shortened the sleeves again because I just think the length of the sleeves in the pattern is a little too long. I DO love this pattern though, the way you put the yolk in is AWESOME and clean. It seems a little confusing in the directions, but when you figure it out it is like YES.
I bought this fabric at my local quilt shop, A Quilter’s Folly. I saw it and immediately NEEDED it. I want a dress out of it too!! But I thought it would be amazing to make a little Hawaiian shirt for my little man. I mean seriously, HOW GOOD DOES HE LOOK IN FLAMINGO?? Jake said now that he has this shirt, I have set the precedent and Quinn forever needs all Hawaiian shirts. They are amazing.
I actually sewed this up in ONE DAY, which was only possible because my parents were in town and the kids were properly distracted :) I even got the hand sewn collar down… I have to say this has been the best one I’ve ever done! I guess practice makes perfect because I’ve made quite a few collared shirts and there is always a little wonkiness in the collar, but this one looks fantastic! YAY!
UGH just look at this handsome kid!! Those buttons are some awesome pearly things I got in a huge lot of randoms I bought on Ebay. I’m going to have to do that again soon, I am running VERY low on buttons…. It is always nice to have some perfect buttons right on hand, no trips to Joannes!
Teehee, look at those little legs! I really want to take a bite out of them. This is kids clothes week and so far, day 5, I have barely even looked at my sewing machine. And when I did, it was for me, oops! :( Maybe next time.. I imagine some people see the summer as a time of relaxation and delving into hobbies, but I really have just been trying to keep the kids busy without relying on too much TV time.. And the kids are super brown and blonde to prove it, ha!
Anyways, I do have a few things I’ve made and not blogged about yet.. One is SUPER exciting, I just need Jake to take some pictures for me.. Yes, it was something for ME, YAY! Stay tuned!