Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kids Clothes Week: Day One

The fabulous Meg at Elsie Marley is hosting Kids Clothes Week this week. She did it in the spring too but I didn't participate. I'm excited to be doing it this go round since August really needs some fall things and Lucas always is happy to test out whatever I make for him.

Monday was Day One and I made the Amelia Top from Mama Stellato. First off let me say whoever invented pdf patterns...I love them. I hate those old tissue patterns and once you cut them you only have the pattern in that one size. Now I save the patterns, I can print them whenever I need to. If I lose a piece (which is VERY likely to happen) I just go and print it again. And I only have to buy the pattern once but I can use it until the kids outgrow it!

This pattern was very well written and super easy to work with. I made a few mistakes but mostly because I didn't read the directions that thoroughly. I made the 2T so that I can layer it over long sleeves for winter. I used this brushed flannel-y fabric that I got for FREE from a friend and a little floral trim also from the same friend. So this shirt cost me $0.00!

I still need to add a button to the top but I didn't have any and I didn't make it to the store. All in all I love this top and will be making more.