7/01/2015

Kids clothes week and fourth of July outfits!!

Summer has been crazy! With all the kids’ home from school and a baby that is mobile as well things have become really unorganized. I have so many plans and every day I work a bit on them only to have a small bit of progress which is swallowed by the daily happenings of four children. All that to say I meant to post this on Monday but it has taken me 3 days to get this written, I guess that means summer is in full swing and we are enjoying it!


When I first mentioned that I might make the boys a 4th of July shirt (our nation’s celebration of signing the Declaration of Independence) they asked if they could all have shirts and shorts that matched. I wasn’t sure at first but the sizing between the boys makes it impossible to buy anything matching for all 4 so make them I did!

 The shorts were made using Dana Kid shorts pattern; except for Parkers I used this one from Caila Made which I also used on these shorts. The sizing and fit of both patterns are perfect! The only change I made was I added 2 inches in length on Brocs (he’s the tall one ;0).
I love a stack of freshly sewn shorts!
For the shirts I used Rae’s flashback skinny Tee using the same measurements as I did here. For some reason my machine’s tension wasn’t working quite right and it took to the last shirt to get nice hems. Now I know what setting I like best for that weight of knit though so it’s all good! 
Drawing Supplies
That wraps up this kids clothes week and my 4th clothing for the boys! You know from all the kids clothes week challenges I have participated in this outfit here is my favorite and it has since been passed onto to Preston who also loves it! That is why I try to participate each time, I like it when I make something for them that becomes a favorite and is worn out from wearing it so much. that is my motivation and my drive to keep at it even though it can be frustrating at times ;0)



8 comments:

  1. Those are such adorable outfits, Shantel! I am so impressed :)

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    1. Thanks Amy, that means a lot!

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  2. Love that you made them matching clothes! Very nice!

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    1. They loved them and they did look so cute together :0)

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  3. Oh my! You were so ambitious to make all of your kids matching outfits! But they look wonderful. You did a great job.

    Thanks so much for sharing at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. I hope you continue to participate.

    All the best,
    Nina

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    1. It was a bit ambitious and I was tired of the fabric after 4 pairs, haha!
      Thank you for hosting the link party, nina, I intend to continue to participate but my sewing has slowed down with summer so I might miss a few weeks here and there.

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  4. Oh wow, great outfits! Love those shorts!

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    1. The boys really love them too, Thanks!

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