Sunday, August 7, 2011

That Magical Mouse.....Times 6

There is much excitement around our house these days, as we are going to be taking a trip to Disney World. Our kids have never been to a Disney park before, as it seems I've been either pregnant or wearing an infant for much of the past eight years, so you can imagine how hotly anticipated this trip is.

My husband (whose excitement is as great as, or possibly more than, that of the children) thought it would be a great idea if all the kids wore matching shirts. Of course the cousins would need matching shirts as well, so I found myself making six shirts featuring those famous ears.

For the fabric, I used some exquisitely soft bamboo french terry. This particular roll had a defect - very faint striped lines in the dye - so I don't sell it on Bamblue Fabrics (although I do have a very similar color, perfect in every way, here). Despite the color defect, it is such a wonderful fabric to sew with, and it takes embroidery very well.
Here are the boy shirts:

And here are the girl shirts:

Pattern: Farbenmix Antonia

When I was deciding on the girly shirts, I must admit that I was thinking more about what my six-year-old daughter would like rather than the fashion preferences of her 10- and 12-year-old cousins. I had a panic-stricken moment when I realized just how girly these shirts were turning out. It's been a long time since I was 12, but I'm pretty sure I would not have worn such a shirt at that age (but then, I was well on my way to being a goth at 12, so I'm not the best judge of these things). Well, they can wear them or bury them in a dark corner of their suitcase, never to be seen again. I'll try to redeem myself with their Christmas presents.

Anyway, as long as I had fabric to kill, I also made myself a beach cover-up. I made it in approximately 20 minutes after pancakes this morning. My husband had to physically restrain me from embroidering something on it (well, that's being a little overly dramatic - he really said something along the lines of "it's fine the way it is.")

Pattern: McCalls 6347

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