Month: June 2015 Sofilantjes Domi Pants

Domi Sweatpants ready for Football Season

{Domi Sweatpants Pattern by Sofilantjes}

Perfectly matched with his Seattle Seahawks shirt, these sweatpants are ready for the return of football season.  (yes, I know summer just started, but look how far ahead I am now)  The pants are made from Sofilantjes newest pattern the Domi Sweatpants. Domi is ‘home’ in Dutch, which perfectly describes the easy & comfy wear of these pants.  When Autumn returns, so will football season when my boy will be found lounging around the TV.  The Domi sweatpants are made for Football Sundays.  And pictured here with his Seattle Seahawks shirt, he is ready for kickoff. Sofilantjes Domi Pants


Baby Mitts and Caps for Baby Shower Gift

baby shower buttonIt is a pleasure to participate in the virtual baby shower for Jess at Gracious Threads.  This month, she is hosting a Baby Shower to celebrate her new baby boy.  There have been so many fun and inspirational posts all about baby stuff on her blog.  There are tutorials, pattern reviews and round ups, crafts to make, and all kinds of things for babies and new moms.

Today, I posted a Baby Mitt Tutorial HERE for making those cute mittens for little baby hands.  I shared the free pattern template and tutorial to make your own mittens for your baby or to give as a baby gift. Baby Mitts Tutorial

We gifted my daughter’s preschool teacher with a set of mitts and matching baby cap for the pending arrival of her baby boy.  The cap was made from Zaaberry Baby Hat tutorial found HERE.  The mitts and hat are in the organic knit fabric called Serengeti by Birch. Baby Hats Baby Mitts


(more…) GT Tops

Summer Tops for Girls & Boys

{Traveller Tee & Seashore Top by Gracious Threads}

After sewing up kids’ shorts on the Canadian Pattern Designer Blog Tour (see HERE), the girl & boy needed summer tops to match the summer shorts.  I went looking for patterns by a Canadian Designer to stick with the theme (i love to be inspired by a theme), patterns that were casual and comfy for frequent summertime wearing, and patterns that were new to me.  The Gracious Threads patterns fit the qualifications!  It was the Traveller Tee for the boy, and the Seashore Top for the girl! GT Tops


(more…) Shorts for girls & boys

Children’s Pants from EM Patterns

{a Canadian Pattern Designer Blog Tour}

It’s warm weather here and kids need shorts.  I used the Canadian Pattern Designer Blog Tour as an opportunity to stitch up some new shorts.  These are the Children’s Pants No. 2 (cut off into shorts) from E+M Patterns.  One pair is for my 5 year old daughter, and the other pair for her 7 year old friend.  This way, I could make shorts for a girl and for a boy using the same pattern just by changing up the pockets. Shorts for girls & boys