Summer Sewing


I haven’t done much sewing the last few weeks as we prepared for (and recovered from!) Sarah’s high school graduation.  But the days are quickly getting warmer here in Sunny Colorado and my oldest daughter let me know she did not have many summer things for Kai in his current size. So it’s time to dust off the sewing machines again!

I have plans and fabric for a bunch of fun summer outfits set aside, but I needed to sew up a few things quickly to get him started for the hot week ahead!

Brindille & Twig Foldover Pocket Pants to the rescue!  I love this pattern! It can be made as long pants or shorts.  I always skip the pockets for Kai as I think baby clothes are more comfortable without pockets, but I’m sure I’ll add them on later for larger sizes as he grows and accumulates treasures!

This is such an easy and quick sew. After I had them cut out, I sewed all three pairs up in less than 45 minutes.  I make them almost entirely on the serger, although you could just easily make them on the regular sewing machine. They take very little fabric to make, also, and are great for scrap busting small pieces of leftover custom fabric. You can even use solid/stripe/dot etc.  coordinates for the waistband and leg bands to stretch your custom fabrics a little more.

I purchased a four pack of colored onesies from Target for less than $10 to go with the pocket shorts.  I still have a grey one to make matching shorts for but I’ll probably use another pattern to mix it up a bit.

Son of the Maker plans to embellish the little onesies with heat press vinyl to cute these up a little more.

The fun camping print cotton/lycra came from Flying Pig Fabrics and the retro gamer print was from TKB Prints. I bought the rockets from a destash group and sadly do not know where they are from.

Rompers and larger sun hats are on the sewing machine next!

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