I am so happy that these little outfits are finished. I have been working on them for awhile now. Well, not actually working on them. More like procrastinating over them.
I finished the tractor pants a long time ago. Way back when I made their tractor sheets for their big boy beds.
It took me awhile to get to the store to pick up fabric for the shirts. I really wanted to try to make a shirt from scratch. That's not true. I really wanted to repurpose a shirt. Take a mens XL and make it 2 children's shirts. BUT I couldn't find a cheap mens shirt in an ivory color. White would have looked really bad with the tractor pants. The tractors are an ivory color. So eventually I was able to run to Joannes and pick up some knit in the color I wanted.
I found a tutorial on a 90 Minute Shirt and thought I could figure it out. I'm not a sewer. Not even close. When I was in college right after Hubs and I got married I bought a machine. I pretend I know how to sew. I HAVE NO IDEA. I figure it out enough to get (maybe) a decent item out of it.
I did not take pictures during my projects. I'm a pretty sloppy worker so it would have taken even longer to get this project done and to get during pictures. Plus I wouldn't want you to see my mess. Besides, the tutorial is done so perfectly I'm sure you would rather look at the original how to than mine.
I was still skeptical about the fit. I knew their hands would fit through but I thought that the front of the shirt went up too high. I also thought the shirt wasn't going to be quite long enough. On the tutorial she is repurposing a shirt and uses the shirts hem as the bottom... I did not repurpose so I had to make a hem. I didn't think about that when I was making my pattern.
When the boys woke up this morning I changed their diapers and put them in their new little outfits right away. I normally don't change their clothes until after breakfast. Actually, normally I don't do it until after their morning nap (which is basically all day... I mean who wants to sleep in nice clothes for that long).
The shirt was easy to do... now I just need to change my pattern a bit to lower the neck and lengthen the arms. I think lowering the neck will help with the tightness of the shoulders... or maybe I need to widen that part of my pattern... or maybe I sewed the sleeves onto the shoulders too tight. Well I will try again... but not for a while. I have to get busy on their birthday plans.
11 DAYS AND THEY WILL BE 2!!! I can't believe it!