Muse of the Morning (LOVE, love her company name!) developed a pattern with, get this, snaps at the shoulders so your poor child's face can be distorted no more! Kids everywhere are cheering! I love this idea but I have a knit-phobia and try to stay far away from them as much as possible. However, this pattern says I can make this in 45 minutes. Me? 45 minutes? Suuuuuuure.... Ok let's start the timer...
9:24pm: Printed out pattern. Stared at pattern for several minutes. Realized that it needed to be in "landscape" mode to line up properly. Printed pattern again. My bad.
Work in progress photos just to prove I did sew this all by myself!!!
11:01 and DONE! Woot, woot! I came, I sewed, I conquered (my fear of knits that is!). Now, confession time. It did not take me more than the estimated 45 minute completion time. I got sucked in by Pinterest about half way through. I have sewing ADD -sorry!
The Billy Bright Eyes Pattern is fabulous. It's so very versatile and suitable for princes and princesses alike. Borrowed from her ETSY listing because she can sum it up better than I can:
"The Billy Bright Eyes Snappy tee is an easy to sew, fun to embellish t-shirt in sizes 3mos – 2T. The snaps at the shoulder help the neck fit over those adorable big baby heads. This is a longer slimmer fitting tee, perfect for boys or girls. There are 3 sleeve options- basic long sleeve, a Henley sleeve and and a basic cuffed short sleeve. This shirt is perfect as a pajama top or a classic tee shirt for any occasion. Use contrasting or coordinating cuffs and neckband to change the look of the tee. Wear short sleeves over long for a fun look! This tee shirt can be made with a sewing machine or a serger."
So here's mine.
I chose to do the basic long sleeved optionfor LP in size 18 months and I lurve, lurve it. It's cute and girly (but also very gender neutral depending on the fabrics you choose for those of you sewing for princes) and will be perfect for the fall. It probably turned out a little on the large side because I forgot to take off the 1/4" seam allowance but that's no biggie because she'll get to wear it all winter this way. Using my serger, I whipped this up faster than I could pop on down to "the Walmart" (as they call it here in TN!) and buy one and it was a fraction of the price (seeing as the fabric was given to me - yay, free shirt!). Also, no other kid will be wearing one just like it! The pattern is very easy to follow with clear, simple directions and the overall product is great and very professional looking even for a knit-phobic like me. ;)
And here's the modelling pictures...
So, who wants to whip one up also? That's right, you can win a PDF copy of this pattern and get a jump start on your kids fall wardrobe. This is my first attempt at using the old Rafflecopter so fingers crossed it works! Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter and let me know if you run into any difficulties. Also, I am on Facebook (heaven help me!) so drop by and say howdy, g'day, aloha or whatever else floats your boat. Happy sewing!
Pattern was generously provided to me by Muse of the Morning for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are mine. :)
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