Today’s the first day of the kids clothing challenge over at Elsie Marley. Meg has a list of bloggers participating here. Also check out the flickr pool for the latest creations all inspired by Meg and her blog.
Today is the first day…I finished up two projects for my youngest two kids.
For her: A chicken shirt and shorts. I made the chicken appliqué by sketching it until I was happy enough with it to trace it with a sharpie (that’s about 75 chicken sketches on scrap paper). Next I cut out each section and using stitch witchery I ironed and stitched it on a t-shirt from Target adding a bead for the eye and hand stitching the feet.
For him: Little boxer briefs inspired from this post on Elsie Marley. These are sized about 2-3T and if you don’t mind me complimenting my own child’s underwear I must say they are really cute. I made my own pattern from taking apart a picture of my husband’s briefs (I’ll spare you the picture of that) and using them as a shape guide made a mini version on butcher paper. This took many tries. I used a favorite old shirt that I didn’t have the heart to toss.
I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone is working on…it’s inspiring. I needed a boost in the inspiring dept. Tomorrow I’ll try and be more inspiring than a pair of underwear on a dusty old trunk.
Thanks for visiting!
PS Check out the giveaway below...it ends tomorrow!