I am excited to be participating in Alida (of Alida Makes) series, Calling All Kids today! If you have hoped over from Alida Makes, welcome to Sewing In No Mans Land! If you are not a regular reader of my blog you may not know that my girls are girly girl girly to the core. Chloe literally sobs when I force her (and it takes some strength) into a pair of pants. Evie only owns one pair of presentable pants (we have lots of jammie pants but those don’t count). So when Alida emailed and explained that this was a sewing series where you create something cross gender for your cutie. I decided to accept the challenge and make some pants and a henley for Chloe.
I would LOVE to be able to say that everything went swimmingly and I cranked these bad boys out with out a hiccup, but I have to be honest, this project was a BEAR for me ha! I broke two twin needles sewing the henley… yeah, two. Who even knows on what right?
The pattern is fantastic, no problems there I just really need to sew knits more. The pants are made from a soft herringbone. All went pretty well with the pants, even when I added little bum pockets, but then I got to adding grommets for the draw strings in the front. Don’t look to close because the left grommet is actually gone back into the waist band ha!
Even through all that though I LOVE how this little outfit turned out.
The little blue sweater was Finn’s and is one of my favorites. I was super excited to have a reason to pull it out of storage. Finn was nice enough to share his fedora since I had made a little leather bow for her and dropped it somewhere en route to our tunnel.
I hid little hershey kisses in her pocket before I put the pants on her and didn’t tell her about them until half way through the shoot. She was pretty excited when she found them.
I cannot believe how much she looks like Finn in these pictures… a little too much ha! Her new little bob helped in the boyish factor as well! Even though she demanded to put a dress on as soon as we got home I am still really glad I I got to participate and plan on making the boys some fun pants ASAP. Thank you Alida for having me! Can’t wait to check out all the other fun creations!