CAVE Dress Top Sew Along

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Huggy Tee for kids pattern and sew along.

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My daughter has been suggesting that I need to make kids' patterns too.
and I got a request for the Huggy tee for kids. So, really a great chance to finalize a pattern that I've been using all the time.


I've been sewing for my kids and their friends' birthdays all these years ever since they were born. 

The great thing about sewing for kids is they grow fast and you can always sew new things. 
If you love sewing you know what I mean.

For me another great thing is both my kids have their own "styles" and preferences. I know what they would wear. It is quite frustrating when they refuse to love the clothes I make after I finish them. I learned from that and now, I always consult with them before I cut the fabrics.

Once they like it, I keep making the same things using the same patterns just one size up one size up again. Choose their favorite colors also an important point to remember.

Sometime I like they like those "color days" at school.

Today is pink day, no bully.
Tomorrow is sports day, and they have group colors.
I feel so good when these sewing excuses come up.
Sit down and sew for my kids;a super good reason for my passion to exist.

But, how fast they are getting taller!

 It makes me happy and sad at the same time whenever I realize it.

I made 3 colors this time.

I used bamboo knit for the black ; pink one was said to be also bamboo but I suspect maybe it is something else ; the yellow one is cotton knit.

This pink one I didn't attach the neck band. 

This black one is cut short, without neckband, and one size up, so it sits a little loose.

It is a body hugging  tee so the actual tee is smaller than the child's body. so it has to be made in 4 way stretch knits.

To know how stretch your fabric is click: Stretch Fabric Guide

A simple sew along.

Thank you and happy sewing!

Back Pack

Finished this back pack. I like it.

Unlined back pack.

Waterproof canvas and nylon.

Size : 38cm X 28 cm X 14

1 post / day Day21

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The last post of my 21 post project.


I suppose I "made a habit".

I will be doing more.

It is really cold and windy today. Almost all the leaves are gone now.....Still some left, I will be watching them everyday to appreciate the remaining fall...

So, some warm things for today's post.

I made the hats, neck warmers and tights.(Penguin costume left over) and (The Tights is part of Lorax costume. )

Using the free patterns offered by Extreme Materials and Gears.

They fit all very well. I like the very thin lines of the patterns. Save ink..I Enjoy saving ink and paper...Only thing is the pattern doesn't have page numbers and matching marks and all sorts of test squares. 

(The patterns are quite manly, compare to all the women designers all over the planet. Man pdf patterns even smell different;)

Do check them out if you live in cold places.

I am good at matching lines and puzzles so it went well. The tights, very fabric-saving. I like it. It has the crotch wedge so just a tiny bit of fabric can make a pair of very warm pants to go under a pair of water proof pants and ready for ski.

I am ready for ski. 

Below are 3 tees I made the same day with my son's tees. so, everybody deserves one.

Black and orange, it is a holiday theme.

I will be back soon;)

1 post / day Day 20. One Pattern So Many things==Sewing for the teen

This is a hoodie I made in the summer for my teen boy(It fits me just right). Now it is somewhere lost in the school's lost and found maybe. Yesterday, I decided I needed to make more tee shirts for him.

He just doesn't care a single bit about fashion. what to wear.
As long as the thing is comfortable and not colorful, and nothing fancy on it. and Not tight.

And  I discovered two more jackets I made from this same pattern using non stretchy fabrics. so here are all of them. 

I can't stop making tee shirts; now I have a cover stitch machine.Jersey fabrics started to appear in my place. stretchy, sporty fabrics..Just basics. Nothing fancy, for the family. 

The original hoodie.

This jacket I made for my son but he didn't want it. So it is mine. A bit tight if I zip it up. Tolerable. Acceptable.  I should have graded it a size up since I was using corduroy and planing to make it lined. I was not thinking.

This one below is one size up. With a different hood shape.

This fabric is bit stiff .It is like some kind of form..I bought it because it is double sided and fleece like. The sewing was really, barely acceptable, but the shape of the jacket is nice. He likes it.

I can see myself making another one for him and an colorful one for myself using this one size up and 3D hood version.

This one below is suppose to be a failure. As I didn't grade up and used thick fleece as lining. But turned up my daughter is crazy about it. Now it is rainy and windy , she wears it every single day.
I had to add two more pockets on top of the original ones for her to reach the bottom of them, and she is happy she has 6 pockets.
The fabric is super water proof and it is fun to watch all the rain drops gather on the 'coat', and she likes to shake them off.