Oh my gosh you guys! Have you seen this awesome new pattern? I looked at it for like two seconds before I said “Shut up and take my moneeey!”
I cut this out and sewed it up Christmas Eve (putting off some paid sewing I should have been doing…) and finished it at one o’clock Christmas morning. Aaand then I zipped it up and realized the front was an inch off! Andy heard me using some foul words and made me go to bed :P
So after unpicking the zipper and re-sewing it today, I finally finished it! I think that’s so last minute, it counts as early for next year, right? It will fit him forever – I made a 3T because so many new patterns are a slim fit. I should have stuck with a 2T. It’s a little baggy, but I love it :)
Excuse all the iPhone pics – my father in law gave me his older DSLR for Christmas (which is literally the only thing I wanted!!) and I still have to figure out how the get the pics onto my computer :P I may be as spoiled as my kids, who made out like bandits, by the way!
Normally John hates posing for pictures (He’s so two), but he was so excited for this that he kept saying “More pics, Mom!” which makes it a win in my book!
I used an interlock knit from Joann instead of the sweatshirt fleece the pattern calls for. It made the face piece a little floppy, especially with the metal zipper, but he doesn’t like things that close to his face anyway, so it worked out.
I used this weird knit from Fabric.com for the armor pieces. It has this ‘foil’ sheen to it that almost looks like really shiny leather, but it’s thin enough to not be a pain to work with. I’m loving the look of metallic thread for topstitching these days so I used silver for this one. It makes every little mistake stand out against the black (Which is why there are no close-ups of my stitching …)! And I did jean rivets instead of buttons because they went well with the silver :) I’m already dreaming of one in green sweatshirt fleece with bronze stitching, a gold metallic zip, and bronze jean buttons.
Of course I couldn’t leave Bean out of the sewing fun, so he got this romper:
It’s an Ottobre pattern (I forget which book it’s from at the moment) and fabric from Girl Charlee with binding cut out of a maxi skirt that was just too orange for me. The chew rag is backed with minky from Fabric.com. I love this happy little chunk :)