Siena has a favorite shirt that she’s worn for a couple of years now. It has, of course, changed how it fits her, but she likes it as is right now. She asked me if I could sew her another one with a panda fabric we found at Joann’s few months ago. Anything panda, is a great thing here at this house. But fabric with pandas, is even a better thing!
So, as any mom would do after a request like that, I dropped everything and went to saw a little. Never mind that I had other sewing plans. I do love it when my kids ask me to make them something.
I’m a self-taught sewist (or sewer?) I’ve never taken a class of any kind to learn to sew. I always wanted to, but then I never have. So, when I have a model of what I want to sew in front of me, is a great help. I’m a visual learner.
Because I knew Siena wanted a couple of these shirts, I decided to make a pattern, so that I can later not follow. I don’t know why I do that. I can never follow a pattern. Of any kind! Not in sewing, not in knitting, or any recipe for that matter. Funny. I always have to change something, sometimes a small change. So I made this pattern so I can change it every time I use it. Fair.
I made her two shirts, like the one she likes to wear.
With the little pocket in the front, as she likes it. And of course, with the fabric I had left, I had to make these fun headbands.
I made two headbands from each fabric combination. The panda fabric with a purple fabric, because it was for Siena and her swap partner, who likes purple.
I thought it would be cute if I added a little something in the package Siena is getting ready for her swapping, so they can both have the same something to remember their swapping.
I like how they turned out. I use this one with the blue flowers and circles.
Now, she’s matching with both of her new shirts I made, with a headband to wear with it!