Yesterday was no exception, and here are my first two finished projects for Kid's Clothes Week!
This is the long sleeved tee I made by using a thrifted baby blanket. I don't buy a lot of jersey knit - I find the colours and prints pretty average, and for the price you pay for the fabric you might as well buy your basics at a chain store.
But for 99c and the idea that I could use the blankets edge as hem and cuffs, I was willing to risk it and fail. However - success!! I just made it - the blanket only just had enough fabric for me to cut a 3T sized flashback skinny tee. It's a bit big for her now, but we have a long winter ahead of us and I suspect this girl will grow like a weed. Watch out Melbourne thrift shops - I will be on a blanket buying frenzy!
This was a super quick project - I didn't even touch my sewing machine, I overlocked the lot. The free arm on my overlocker made the neck a cinch - I used a scrap of leftover white jersey from the sleeping bag I made a couple of weeks ago.
The second project was also for Lucy - a winter hat. Anna fits nicely into the lovely crochet panda hats Meig & Brandi sent last year, but they are still a bit big for Lucy.
Made from leftover fleece, flannel and ribbon from my stash, this is the Oliver & S Winter Cozy Hat from the book Little Things to Sew.
I think I might pop in a few extra hand stitches to make the ears stand up more, but it's pretty cute as it is, and lovely and warm!
Alright - I'm off to go and check out the flickr group and get cracking on the next two projects!