Pattern I chose: Billy Bright Eyes Snappy Tee
Available in sizes 3mo through 6yrs
Three sleeve options: long, short, and cuffed
Notions needs: snaps and a double needle is helpful
Sewing time: Each one took me about 45 minutes to sew.
So Cheeky fabric), and a white ribbing for the neck binding and sleeve cuffs. Connor totally loves ninja turtles, so he was super excited for this... and look at my dorky snap idea:
So, important note here... Chrissy very clearly says how to cut the pieces so your snaps end up on the right side of the shirt... for some reason, if you're me, you read those instructions and then cut both shirts with the pattern pieces face up on the wrong side of the fabric. The plus side? I can now tell all of you that as long as you cut both pieces with the pattern pieces right side up and cut them on the same side of the fabric, it will still work out.
|You want me to pose??!?! With HER???|
Thoughts on the pattern... I was kind of surprised that I liked the idea of snaps up in Inara's size, but she thought it was cool that she got to customize her shirt with the snap detail. The length of the size 5 was a little long for Inara. I cut off 3" and hemmed as written. In retrospect, I wish I had left that 3" on and stuck leggings on with it, so it was a cute tunic. (Sometimes the good ideas come too late).
The 18mo on Connor fits nicely too. There is a little room to grow without it being too big. Takeaway? The size chart is really spot on. It says to follow go off of chest measurement and you can adjust length if needed. This was wise advice, and I now have two perfectly fitting tees for my kids.
Can you see the little tag on the shirt?? That's my new thing to help the two small ones get their clothes on the right direction. I don't put tags in their clothes usually, so sometimes they end up with shirts on backwards.... I add the little tag to the bottom front so they know that side goes on the front. Sometimes it helps. On a more entertaining note, she's scolding him for modelling wrong. His response? NO!
It's 65 and sunny out... clearly we need the umbrella prop. I really enjoyed making these tees. The pattern was easy to follow, with clear instructions along the way. The pattern pieces all printed with no issues, and went together perfectly. The sleeve options make it great for all year, and since it goes down so small I can use it for bubby gifts and my kiddos.
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