Monday, May 10, 2010

kids clothes challenge/ Monday

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.

052For 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.

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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!

5 comments:

Briana said...

Hey, thanks for posting about this. I pulled some patterns out for my girls last night. Now I'll have some motivation to go to the next step. Love the chicky shirt.

Jemm said...

Very cute clothes! Love the chicken of course :) I hope you had a nice Mother's Day.

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Very cute. Great job on the little underwear :)

I have a weekly Thursday blog party especially for people to share things they've made to be worn. Stop by if you'd like!

barbara said...

I love that chicken. It was worth the 75 tries.

Dawn said...

cute! I'll bet you used lots of 'scratch' paper to sketch your extremely awesome chicken! Haha!