The tee is made with Rae’s pattern and it’s my first time sewing it up as a regular tee. The only other time I’ve used this pattern is for this cardigan. It’s a great pattern to have in your collection because it’s such a classic style. I can imagine making a good solid handful (in long and short sleeve) in every size – it’s a wardrobe staple.
The brown and blue knit that I used is suuuuuper thin and soft, so it was a bit tricky to work with (the machine tried to eat it several times, just like Meg’s!), but it worked out OK in the end. And the finished shirt is really comfy – Yuki didn’t want to take it off and she wore it to bed!
The pink pocket was added for a fun splash of color. I decided to just cut a rectangle and sew it to the shirt without folding or finishing any of the edges. A very raw look. I like how the top of the pocket rolls out.
The back pants pocket was originally made for the shirt, but I didn’t like it, so I used it on the pants instead. This pocket is finished on three sides, but has two unfinished edges on the top. Double roll.
The knit that I used for the pants is a super thick, comfy, cozy, warm, delicious white-with-gray-pinstripes knit that I got for super cheap. It reminds me of a new sweatshirt. I bought a lot and I’m hoping that there is enough leftover to make something for me! So these pants are basically sweatpants, but I wanted them to look like a regular pair of pants and I think the stripes and pockets help make them look more trouser-ish.
They were made based off of Dana’s Basic Pants tutorial and pattern. I used her pattern for the shape and then resized it to fit my tiny 2 year old. I also added a separate waistband (on top of the original pattern, which is meant to be folded over), which was great because it added to the rise of the pant. I feel like most of the pants/shorts I’ve made for Yuki have not fit well because there is not enough room for her enormous diaper booty, but this pant has great coverage!
The one thing that I could have changed is maybe adding another layer of fabric (or interfacing) to the front of the waistband, because it slouches a bit. But it’s probably comfy this way and the pants stay up just fine, so it’s all good.
So I feel like I got off to a great start, but I’m already exhausted and I think I’m getting sick!! Time to slow down a bit. How was your day two? Are you just getting rolling or are you already burning out like me?