Making Clothes for the Kiddos
You’ll recall that my two grand kiddos put in a request for garments, each made from one of
their favorite ABQ Sewing Studio fabrics. Ada chose a Princess Anna print and Wesley wanted
something made from Spider-man fabric.
With Ada’s dress finished it was time to work on Wes’s project. Although he requested a dress like Ada, I opted for a camp shirt and shorts set. I had this old pattern, Butterick 4685 from 1987 gifted to me by my sister-in-law Laurie after a pattern purge at her house.
Butterick 4685 Pattern
This one looked like a keeper. It includes sizes 7-14 or S, M and L, and it’s unisex. I used tissue to make a copy of the Small size so I can make both kids more short/shirt sets as they grow bigger. Although I made the smallest size, it will likely still be a tad generous for Wes but neither he nor Ada like their clothes tight. In fact, one of the trials of getting them dressed (I’m thinking of you, Ada) in the morning is because of things being “TOO TIGHT!!!”
Finished Short Set
The shirt goes together beautifully, and the shorts were a snap to make. With Ada’s dress and Wes’s short set ready, I mailed them off in a parcel to Ottawa.
This was a very easy pattern to work with and, if you are interested, I see there are still copies available on Etsy. I especially liked the way they dealt with the placket interfacing and the lower placket seam. In fact, was able to use this same technique while making a T-Shirt dress with bottom slits. You’ll see that dress on me if you come to our Grand Re-opening on June 2nd.
Now for that skort set I wanted to make….
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