So, I made a sweatshirt. This pink and cream striped knit has been floating around my sewing table since summertime, destined to become something warm, but shunned during sweaty air conditioned days. I’m calling it strawberries and cream, half because the colors remind me of them, and half to make sure Clover is convinced she likes it.
Fabric: from the mystery wall at G street fabric
Pattern: Field Trip Raglan – Oliver and S adapted and tweaked a bit to be a sweatshirt
Clover really likes it.
Actually she does, but she was trying to be the Walking Dead here or something. Cute kid. She really is. It’s just been an interesting week as far as the parental thing goes. And I do like her zombie face.
I think I might just start hanging simple sewn things up and taking three photos of them. None of this going and “taking photos” of a pair of simple shorts or a sweatshirt. No fuss, no muss. Aren’t we all better off with simplifications in our lives? I’m one of those “highly sensitive people” it seems, and simple is good for me. Overwhelm is like my second favorite state of being or something. Except I also like to make things more complicated than they need to be. So there’s that. Parenting and homeschool are probably two things I do that with.
Through the advice of a good friend (Skirt As Top, I’m talking to you!) I decided to not be a spaz, and skipped adding some kind of graphic to the front of the sweatshirt. But I wanted to.
So, does anyone have advice for what to do about sweatshirts that do this weird standing up business on shoulders? It’s the second time it’s happened and with two different patterns on two different kids. Is it just that the fabric isn’t drapey enough? Doing a crew neck would probably be better for something like this? The knit is pretty thick with low stretch factor.
How rad is her scraped knee? I love kid legs.
It’s pretty common to have a more tumultuous relationship with your oldest, right? We have these wonderful moments and then butt heads. Up and down. We have each other’s “buttons” on speed dial. She’s an amazing kid though. And one of my favorite things is how she treats her baby brother. He adores her.
Do you want some pictures of my adorable baby? …….