Handmade Christmas-Sewing for the Kids
I’m psyched to finally share what I made for Christmas gifts this year! First up-gifts for my kids. As I’ve mentioned before we tend to do 3-4 main gifts for our kiddos each year (+stocking stuffers) to keep the clutter down.
Something you WANT, something you NEED, something to WEAR, and something to READ!
READ- we skipped this category this year since we just bought a bunch of new books in the fall. Nigel did receive Gods & Heroes from my mom though- it’s an awesome artfilled pop-up mythology book!
WEAR– Hoodies for both kids! Plus Ami got a little matching dress and the day after Christmas I made Nigel up a Star Wars Button-down Shirt with my remnants.
All the Details:
Organic Knit Fabric- Kitschy Coo
Zippers are from Joann’s in Electric Blue and Purple.
Boy Size 8 View C + D Hood, Girl Size 6 View B
Size 7, View A.
First off-how amazing is this fabric! I got the prints from Kitschy Coo and ordered them way early since they were coming from the UK. The kiddos picked they’re favs back in November and then promptly forgot them. I adore the little knitting kitty cats and the matching heart print is super cute. Nigel went with the skateboard print which I paired with the extra polar fleece from Rockywoods that I used to make a pullover for my husband Vic for Xmas. I lined his sleeves with a silky black knit from my remnant bin for comfort and a bit more warmth. These are lightweight jackets though. We live in FL after all and our winter is short and mild.
The pattern for the jackets is McCall’s M7239. I love that it offers both a boys and girls version in the same pattern. I fell in love after seeing the peplum and princess seams- so pretty. I bought size 6-8. Ami’s is in a 6(she’s 4.5yo so it has room to grow as you can see) and Nigel is wearing an 8(he’s 7). I’ll be able to use this pattern again for both kids. This was an easy sew with good directions. Nigel’s Jacket is View C with the Hood from View D(which FYI is huge! I’ll scale it down next time) and Ami’s jacket is View B.
I had a bit extra of Ami’s Fabric so I whipped her up a super quick (modified) Skater Dress ( I think I made the size 4/5) with the remnants. I raised the neckline, did a little cap sleeve and added a waistband as I was short on fabric. She probably won’t wear this much until spring buts It’s so cute.
And one last make for today…..A Star Wars Button-down shirt for Nigel to wear to see the new movie with his dad. I’m probably the only person who hasn’t seen Star Wars yet! Just waiting for a weekend when Ami’s occupied so I can go see it. I used McCall’s M6548 per Nigel’s request and it turned out fab! After posing for these pics he told me he can’t wait to wear it to school to show off how cool it is to his friends. Best compliment from Nige yet!
It fits perfectly and since all the interior seams are enclosed with French seams its super comfy. I used two Star Wars prints(Orange BB-8 and Blueprints of Deathstar and Walkers) I had leftover from my Brother’s gift for Christmas(a Stowe bag for his knitting-you’ll see those next week) and had just enough for this shirt. This pattern is sized from 7-14 so I’ll be able to make more of these for Nigel as he grows. He’s wearing the size 7 here and the fit is spot on. This was great practice for me before starting on my Granville Shirt (just finished!) too. You just can’t go wrong with Star Wars fabric in my family! I’ve made the shorts from this pattern before too, you can see them here and here.
Next week I’ll wrap up what I sewed for the Holidays with some Lounge Pants I made for the men and the many, many Stowe Bags I made for my the rest of my fam. I think I made a full dozen! Stay tuned. I’ll leave you with some cute pics of my kiddos mugging for the camera :)