With a mon-key! Or in our case a bunch of them..
This is what happens when a photoshoot gets hijacked by some monkeys and a 3 year old directing the action and pressing the shutter. Enjoy : )
Basics for Head Monkey
Fabric: Blue French Terry from Potters Textiles and Nani Iro Fleece from Calico and Ivy
Tidbits: Our head monkey was in dire need of some basics so I made some simple simples. The pants were just a loose trace around the Jedediahs with some elastic added at the top.
Score: 4/5 I think the PJ pants are his most worn ever, I’m not sure they’ve had time to get in the wash very often since I made them about 4 months ago. The fabric was expensive but they are wearing really well.
A T For the Ring Leader
Pattern: Self Drafted
Fabric: thrifted knit
Tidbits: The bits and pieces for the T-shirt were in the UFO box for almost a year now, so I finally decided just to throw caution to the wind and just hack a pattern into the fabric. I envisioned a drop shoulder oversized top and I guess that’s what I got, but the effect is pretty comical! When the tiger looked way too serious for the comical nature of the top – I whacked a party hat on his head.
Lessons: I would have got better results if I bothered to trace a pattern, but then again, it may still be sitting in the UFO pile.
Kidlet Score: 5/5 He loves this top and cannot wait for it to get out the wash. I’m a little embarrassed but its slap dash nature but who am I to deny a little boy a party hat wearing tiger.
Pattern: Named Wenona Shirt/Dress – size 38
Fabric: Bike fabric courtesy of generous Helen (Funk Bunny) who sent me a gorgeous care pack of fabrics plus some Japanese linen from my stash.
Tidbits: This was my second Wenona so I made a couple of adjustments (first here). I raised the front and back pieces at the shoulder line by 1cm (decreasing the shoulder slope). This seemed to ease the pulling at the shoulder but I will add another cm next time to eliminate it. I also took in the waist a little. I didn’t have enough wee bikes for a collar so went for a mandarin version instead. I also used tricot interfacing this time and it is much softer that the standard weight I used in the first version.
The insides are all pretty with flat felled and french seams throughout.
Lessons: My machine (a vintage Bernina Record) is very awesome at making button holes but my button hole opening tools (seam ripper and massive shears) leave much to be desired and I felt like I was making a meal of Bernina’s work every hole. Must invest in something better..
Score: 4/5 For me this shirt seems very tame, but I can see it getting a lot of use : ) Yay, bikes!
Think this is my favourite photo shoot ever.
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