Hello GYCT readers! I'm Amy, half of Friends Stitched Together where I blog with my bestie, Tasha. I have two boys (three and one) who I sew for all the time! I love making boy clothes that have lots of cool details. Today I'm sharing my boys' latest fall outfits with a couple of free applique/stencil patterns. I also made them these fun hooded scarves and have a tutorial for those on my blog today!
I tested Chelsea's Rival Raglan pattern and have lost count of how many I've made since then! They are some of the fastest shirts I've ever made and they turn out awesome!
Also wearing Small Fry Skinny Jeans[/caption]
Like many three year olds, John's favorite character right now is Daniel Tiger. Last week his school had a Spirit Day and the theme was "Jungle". I drew this boxy little tiger to applique on his latest Raglan.
The PDF file has the tiger pattern and instructions for appliqueing: Jungle Day Tiger Applique Pattern
Also wearing his Nowhere Man Pants from this post. For Tim's I decided to experiment a little and made a Raglan from sweatshirt fleece. I went up a size and it worked perfectly - except I forgot to shorten the sleeves for my little shortie! Of course, I couldn't make a plain sweatshirt, so I added this fun mohawk duck and the phrase "Crazy hair, don't care" (which I straight-up stole from Stephanie - with her permission, naturally!) underneath. So far, I've managed to not cut Tim's beautiful blonde baby hair, and it's getting a little wild - so this really works for him!
You can print this file out onto freezer paper (I cut mine to fit into my printer and print directly onto the freezer paper - saves a lot of time!) and use it as a stencil: Crazy Hair Don't Care Duck
The hooded scarves are something I came up almost exactly a year ago with the intention of making a tutorial. Of course, Tim was four months old then and needed a lot more of my time and attention! By the time I actually got around to it, it was almost spring and I was sick of cold-weather fabrics!
There are three ear options: rounded, pointed, and puppy. The round ones could be for a bear, a tiger, or a mouse. The pointed ones would work for kitties, racoons, skunks, foxes, or, if you squish the bottom tight, zebras!
They can be made from fleece, flannel, minky, or corduroy (like John's zebra print). They also have pockets at the end of the scarf to keep those little hands warm!
Ever since Tim was a baby, I've called him my little puppy. John's picked up the habit - if he catches Tim doing something he's not supposed to, he waves a finger and (very gently) says "No, no, puppy!" Cracks me up every time! Naturally I had to make Tim a puppy ear hood :)
You can head over to Friends Stitched Together for the pattern and tutorial - I'd love to have you stop by :)