February means Valentine’s Day sewing is fair game! I’ve enjoyed sewing ‘holiday’ clothes for my son, but try to do it ahead of time so he can wear it a few times before the actual holiday. We were browsing Goodwill for a red shirt to make his sleeves out of, and this fun polka-dot and heart t-shirt jumped out at me! I had just read about Mouse House Creations’ “Shades of Me” series so I thought I’d sew something for myself, too.
I helped to test an update for the Bella Bubble Sleeve T-Shirt from Greenstyles Creations* and it fit so well. The neckline is perfect – not quite a crewneck but I don’t have to worry about my undergarments showing. It comes in a tshirt and dress length so I cut the front to a t-shirt length and then cut the back as long as the existing shirt let me. I bought this fancy sloped ruler at an estate sale, and I’m sure it has much more specific uses, but I use it when I need a curve! So this is how I cut my high-low hem without it being all wonky.
Here is the before & after!
Of course I sewed something for my kidlet too! I bought the moose knit off a Facebook group and the red is from a Goodwill shirt. I hate hemming knits, so I just serged on the bottom band from the upcycled shirt too. I’m a little arm patch crazy these days. This is a Recess Raglan by See Kate Sew… slowly but surely I’m making one for each holiday.