Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hey June Woodstock Tee

Confession: I don’t really like sewing for my kids. They constantly change sizes, they have nonsensical opinions, and they’re tough on their clothes. But I often end up with small cuts of fabric that need used up, and making kids clothes is the best way to do that. Recently, I tried out the free Woodstock Swing Tee pattern from Hey June to stash bust some of my favorite rayon knits.

The Woodstock Tee comes in sizes 6-16. My oldest daughter is 6 so she’s just moving into this range. She loves a good girly dress (see here!) but she also likes simple tees. This one is right up her alley. I made the size 6 with no alterations except to leave the hem raw.

The fabric is a lightweight rayon knit from Mood. The color is to die for, but sadly the piece got a run and a hole in it during my prewash. It also looks like the color ran? Or perhaps that’s just the heathered effect? In any case, I’m not sure I can recommend it even though I love the color and weight. I made myself a Union St. Tee from it, as you can see here (unblogged because it’s like, my 8th one).

This was a quick, easy sew. The high-low hem is fun and the little cap sleeves make it more interesting than a T-shirt. Honestly, I might try to bust out the size 16 to see if it fits me!

I made a second one from another lightweight rayon/poly knit, leftover from this dress. I lengthened this one into a dress by adding 5 inches in the middle. The neckband is a little wonky but it doesn’t seem to bother her any!

With school starting up again in a mere three weeks (sob) I’m starting to think of back to school clothes. This is a great pattern to bulk up her wardrobe!

1 comment:

  1. So cute, the top and dress. 3 weeks to school? Oh gosh.


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