Still fits: Short-sleeved Charlie

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{please do not pin these images of Elliot. Thanks!}

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I could do a whole series of posts called “Still Fits!” showing how my kids grow into certain items of clothing. Sometimes a top or pair of pants I’ve sewn for them sees nearly a year of wear, which is a big win. Of course, on the other hand, there are garments that only make it onto their bodies for a fraction of a second before they’re either rejected forever or grown out of. So I suppose it goes both ways.

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This little short-sleeved Charlie tunic (originally blogged here and here) came out of the summer-clothes bin again this spring and Elliot snapped it up and has been wearing it quite a bit.

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Paired with his super-cape (just a semi-circle of fabric with some bias tape and an appliqued letter thingy) it’s a pretty great outfit, wouldn’t you say?

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18 thoughts on “Still fits: Short-sleeved Charlie

  1. I love it when clothes still fit the next season. I had some 2T shorts for my son that have lasted several summers – progressively getting shorter but still fitting πŸ™‚

    They barely look worn so hopefully another little boy will get lots of wear out of them too. (I don’t mind spending a little more on quality if it’s going to last. Lands End shorts ROCK!)

  2. Oh boy am I jealous! Vince is growing and growing! I cut out like 10 pairs of jocks for him and two weeks later when I finished sewing them up they were too small!

    • hee but OK you need to spell it out for the Stupid American: What the h is a “Jock?”

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  3. It looks great! Your kids are seriously just adorable ^_^
    I’ve been wanting to make some Charlies for the longest time for my kids, and I just need to do it soon. My kids are so skinny that they fit into things for a long time. Lots of bang for your buck if you play it right!

  4. My 4 year old, Connor, has been scrolling through your blog for the last 10 minutes because the pictures of Elliot’s funny faces caught his attention (and he likes the Charlie Tunic, too)!

    Also, thank you for the description of E’s Super Hero cape…my son is now digging through my fabric stash. We appreciate all of your inspiring work πŸ™‚

  5. i really like his hair, its really really cute. my son goes from wanting it long and wanting it buzzed. lol

  6. Just a note about Pinterest in case you weren’t aware….they recently added the ability to block certain pictures from being pinned to Pinterest. You can add a piece of code to the top of any page and all those images will be “unpinnable”.

    From their FAQs:
    (What if I don’t want images from my site to be pinned?

    We have a small piece of code you can add to the head of any page on your site:

    When a user tries to pin from your site, they will see this message:

    “This site doesn’t allow pinning to Pinterest. Please contact the owner with any questions. Thanks for visiting!”)

    • Hi Mandy!
      Yes, I’m aware of that little snippet of code — the problem for me is that most of the time, I *do* want things pinned from my site. I love seeing my stuff on Pinterest! Just not certain pictures…so that unfortunately doesn’t work for me!

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      • oh! the wording made me think that you could use it on just one particular post. I totally get that you don’t want to restrict pinning from your whole site (and I’m glad you don’t! I pin your stuff often!)

        • M:

          Just FYI, I’ve found that if I keep my flickr photos private, they are harder to pin. So someone could still save them and pin them, but the “Pin It” button on the nav bar doesn’t work for them directly from my blog, so that’s been the way I’ve tried to “restrict” some of the photos a little.

          Thanks so much for the comments! I appreciate it!

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  7. Love the tunic! I think I need to buy the pattern so I can whip up a few for my daughter! I too love it when we can get a few years out of the clothing I make her. Which honestly as long as she still likes the item seems far more possible with homemade clothing. For all her dresses I try to add a large hem to let out as she grows taller.

  8. I love when homemade clothes get ample wear time. I made my older daughter several lounge-type pants when she was 6 months old and they fit her until she was 2. Granted she was a 20lb 6 month old that turned into a very tall 24lb 2 year old; the pants still fit in the waist and bottom perfectly they just slowly went from pants to shorts as she got taller and taller. Now my 8 month old daughter wears the very same pants!

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