Here’s what I made with my new whale knit from Spoonflower, a little skinny tee for Clementine:
There’s something really fun about a skinny tee — it’s retro and hip and can be varied in so many ways. This particular tee is one in a series of skinny tees I’ve made for my kids over the last couple of weeks to test the pattern, which I plan to release in the very near future (so stay tuned for that, YAY!). It’s become a bit of an obsession as I’ve made no less than eight (!) versions in an effort to get the fit just right. It’s been great practice for trying out some new knit techniques too!
The green pants are also a recent finish. I actually made a pair for both kids (I’ll show you Elliot’s some other time) and it is pretty hilarious when they wear them at the same time. The pattern came from the lovely Deborah of Whipstitch’s Sewing for Kids eCourse last spring (ooh, just looked and she’s offering it again this year!!). She calls it “The Perfect Pant” and if my children’s preferences are any indication, the fact that they both wear their green pants nearly every day means they agree. Seriously, Elliot pulled his green pants out again this morning for the THIRD DAY IN A ROW and I was like, DUDE, can we wear a different pair of pants today, PLEASE? Don’t get me wrong, I love me some bright green pants, but let’s mix it up a little bit here, child.
For some reason they always look radioactive when I photograph them by themselves:
Elliot used to be the one who put up a fight when he got dressed in the morning, and Clementine was so easy, she would just put anything on without argument. Now that she’s dressing herself and Elliot’s mellowed out (a little) with age, the roles have totally reversed: Clementine’s suddenly got a serious opinion about everything in her closet, and Elliot is like, “whatever, sure.” I need to start remembering some of the tricks I used with Elliot for Clementine though, because otherwise some of her clothes are never going to see the light of day. I can’t even remember what her objection to this whale tee was now, but it took a bit of coaxing to get it on her, little stinker.