I ended up not knowing it was Kid's Clothes Week until the second or third day. I managed to sew up two things, and they weren't even for my child!
I was participating in an online clothing exchange and sewed these up for a little boy a few states away. Daniel was totally jealous and requested some replicas.
This is the Maui Muscle Tee from Peekaboo Patterns. This was a super fast sew. I upcycled an adult-sized Captain America tee because I knew this particular boy was a fan. I think I could make like three of these an hour. So satisfying!
Next up I made the Castaway Cargos also from Peekaboo Patterns. Can you tell who sponsored this swap? I was a bit intimidated by these. They have six pockets, a knit waistband, and a faux fly. I used a black lightweight denim with a slight stretch and contrast stitching for a little style.It is practically invisible here, but all the visible stitching is red. Boys clothes have much more subtle style and I like to add little details.
This was my very first time with welt pockets. The instructions were a breeze and I think they turned out relatively nice. I have some ideas how to make them better next time though, like cutting even closer to the seam allowance instead of being a pansy about it.
There are supposed to be flaps on the leg pockets but I totally forgot and I wasn't about to pick out that crotch seam for a SECOND time.
Daniel tried these on and commented about all the pockets. The front pockets were small, but good. The back pockets had lots of room. The side pockets were good for storing things. That's practically a rave review.
I can't wait to see what Daniel gets in the swap. I'll be sure to share once it gets here.