Color-block school bus t-shirts


Simple sewing patterns that allow for customization are some of my favorite. This pattern is the School Bus T-shirt by Oliver + S and it’s a pretty perfect basic tee as is, but I wanted to add a twist with some color-blocking.


Here’s the back. Both front and back look identical with the same free-hand diagonal pattern. I just took my big ruler and chopped up my pattern pieces (in size 3), added in seam allowances, and pieced them together from a selection of Kaufman Laguna knits from my stash. I love how they turned out!


Pretty stinking cute! Oh the tee is nice too 😉






I think my older boy is finally set on t-shirts for a while. On to sewing for the next child!

Retro pocket tees


It’s been mighty hot this week and my son’s collection of tee shirts is rather slim, so I’ve sewn him several to help get him through the rest of summer.


For the pattern I used this one off of Etsy sewn in size 3. I did modify it some by scooping out the back armholes in an attempt to make them racerback but I didn’t scoop them out nearly enough! I also added contrast front pockets of my own design.


This awesome abstract geometric fabric I got off of Spoonflower and the Batman print I got from here. Both are perfectly retro. My husband described the purple print tee as “rad”. Yes, I think so too 🙂


A look at the back.


Looking very rad.

Anyone else got a soft spot for 80s fashion awesomeness?

Lace edge camisoles

Time for a few basic camisoles for my daughter! The pattern is self drafted and includes stretch lace for the straps and arm/neck holes, plus lettuce edge hemming for the bottom.

This was my first time doing a lettuce edge hem on my serger. It was very quick and easy to do! This will be a fun technique to try out on more knits for my daughter. Here’s a nice tutorial on it if you’d like to try it out as well!


I made the camisoles in white, purple, and black medium weight cotton knits from here. The 3/4″ stretch lace trim came from here. There are so many beautiful colors of lace I want to make them all!


Here’s a look at the back.


I love how these camisoles turned out! These will be a new sewing staple around here as she grows bigger, and maybe I’ll get to work through more of those great lace colors! 😉