Friday, January 28, 2011

The Heart Sweatshirt

While we're on the topic of clothes I've made for Olivia lately, I thought I'd share a few pictures of the little sweatshirt I made for her a few weeks ago.

Sadly, the pictures didn't turn out quite as great as I'd hoped.  But that's what happens when you take pictures of a toddler.  They move.  Without warning.  So things get blurry.  Such is life.  And such is my excuse for the not-so-great quality of these pictures.  Feel free to lie and say that they are awesome examples of impressive photography.  (I mean, you know, if you want.)


This pattern gets five stars from me.  This is the second time I've made a sweatshirt from it (since I got super lucky and won it from a giveaway a long time ago).  It's a dream to follow with lots of pictures and step-by-step instructions.  And it follows a super easy method for construction.  Always a big plus.  The only reason I haven't made more is simply because Olivia doesn't outgrow anything, so we haven't really needed more sweatshirts for her.

I made this particular sweatshirt out of three old t-shirts.  One green one, one stripey one, and one plain white one (seen on the hood lining and the little side tag).

I also used a freezer paper stencil (my own free-hand drawing) to add the little heart.  I mean, she is a girl after all.

Oh, and I made those sweet little shoes using this wonderful pattern from Winter Peach.













Despite my terrible job at photographing it, this really is a great sweatshirt.  :)

We love it.  :)

11 comments:

Jenny said...

The sweatshirt is even more amazingly adorable in real life. Makes me want to hire you to make clothes for my kiddos :) By the way, did you know that the rug on your balcony came from your sister? I think we bought it from her at a yard sale a few years ago and then more recently we sent it to the quad swap. I love the quad swap! And I love reading your awesome blog. For reals.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Blurry shots or not, you still captured her sweet smile and those big ole baby blues. :)

Kathy Haynie said...

Love the hoody. Adorable baby, as always. That last photo is like a preview of her as a teen...

Richard and Emily said...

That sweatshirt is adorable! I'm so impressed that you made that!

felicia said...

The sweatshirt is great! I need to get that pattern to try. Question...I have the same winter peach pattern...what did you use for the soles?

Stephanie and Todd said...

Nice! Some day I will come across the prefect old shirt and be able to use one of your great tutorials!! So is she walking now? I see she is standing in some of the pics :) Lexi takes a couple steps, but still prefers crawling :)

Lisa Lou said...

AH! I love it! And I love you! I miss you guys!

Ashley said...

Adorable! Thanks for linking!

Polly said...

This is so cute! I love the little heart. I like girl clothes that aren't so pinky-purply, but still have a touch of girl to them. And your outdoor photos are great...the indoor ones...well that's indoors for you. They're fine though.

Kathryn said...

I love those shoes, nice touch with the button! And that sweatshirt is pretty amazing too - nice work! :)

kati said...

Love the sweatshirt! I want one in my size:) And I love the blue chair she is sitting in? Is that a thrift store find?