Yesterday was a beautiful fall day, perfect for our (mostly) annual pumpkin painting party.
(pst...You can find some pumpkin painting party tips here.)
And for the occasion, I sewed up some pumpkin inspired shirts. Two years ago I upcycled a pair of Punkin Chunkin shirts for the kids to wear to the party and since this year only one shirt still fits it was time for something new. I had thought about doing more Punkin Chunkin shirts, but went with something a little different...
A pair of raglans...from the Sewing for Boys book. I can't stop making raglans it seems, I really just love the chance for changing up the colors, etc. These are made from white Laguna Cotton Jersey, my new favorite knit to work with, I love the weight and stretch and softness. And some fabulous grey knit I got from Finch Sewing Studio this summer (oh it is soooo lovely!) These shirts seriously turned out so nicely I almost skipped the rest of my plan all together for fear that I'd mess it up!
But then again, I had already bought some chalkcloth for this specific project so I had to go for it...
I stitched the appliques on with a great big stitch length, worried that I would think they were a little too kitchy for after the party, and thinking that it would be easier to pick the stitches out and do something else...But I really like them! I love the monochromatic look.
And, then...you get to draw FACES on them and that makes them even more fun!
And then you try to make the same face as your shirt...and then things get really fantastic!
I had hoped to get a chance to make one for myself...but ran out of time...instead I made myself a chalkboard pumpkin pin...which was just as fun! I leave you with my funny pumpkin making face!
I've got one more Kids Clothes Week project to go and then I really MUST make some Halloween costumes!