I’m a bit behind on my fall sewing for the kids because I’ve been sewing so much for myself. Heh. Not a *terrible* problem to have, but the other day Mr Rae mentioned that Clementine didn’t really have any pants that fit. Oops. Must remedy. I missed the boat on Kid’s Clothes Week this fall because it was also the week of Quilt Market, so now I’ve started to catch up a bit, starting with their PJ’s (posted Monday) and this cute strawberry tee and scarf for Clementine!
This pattern is from Anneliese of the Aesthetic Nest, the Bateau Neck Tee. This is the first of her patterns under her new “Wee Muses” brand, and she was kind enough to send it over to me earlier this year, but like many things it just sat on my desk waiting for the time to try it out. When I saw this version of the tee by Vanessa of LBG studio though, I just had to copy it. Not only because it was absolutely adorable (it doesn’t hurt that Vanessa’s daughter Sid is ridiculously cute and that Vanessa has killer photography skills), but because I happened to have more Briar Rose knit (thank you Windham!!) sitting around waiting for something cute.
Honestly, I could have made this top by just hacking my Flashback Tee pattern; so adding a bit more ease to the arms and sides, shortening the arms and cutting the neck wider would produce a similar effect. But sometimes you just want to be able to print out a pattern and whip it up, without having to think about it, and this pattern takes all of the guesswork out of a reliably adorable bateau. The fit is great and I like the easy neckline finish (folding it under rather than adding a neckband). Anneliese also includes a number of cute variations to the pattern as well.
The scarf was another easy project — I used my Pom Pom Scarf Tutorial but made it a few inches narrower (about 12″) and shorter (about 50″) and instead of hand sewing the ends separately, I placed one end inside the other (shown above, sort of) and stitched them together so that it’s a continuous loop. Clementine loves wearing it because now we can match when I wear mine. Hers was also made with shot cotton and pom poms from Purl (like mine).
Last but not least, I hand-stitched a little Nursery Versery linen to the knees of these jeans which were worn through at the knees. I think it’s super cute and I hope she doesn’t wear through the kneepads now. It would help if she had more than just this pair of pants, so next up, some Parsley Pants!