Sunday, September 27, 2015

Lightning McQueen Letterman Jacket

I sewed my little guy a letterman jacket for fall using the pattern by Fairytale Pattern Designs (affiliate link).

The body is red and black sweatshirt fleece, with red ribbing for the cuffs, collar and bottom band.

The pattern doesn't call for a lining, but I wanted this jacket to be warm enough for fall, so I added a lining made out of gray jersey.

I appliqued Lightning McQueen's number on the back and a Lightning McQueen patch that I bought on Etsy on the front.

Unfortunately I did not notice the typo in the patch until after the jacket was complete.  Did you catch it?  I should fix it before the little guy learns how to read.

But, for now, he thinks his new jacket is perfect.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Toddler Play Purse

For my niece's 2nd birthday I decided to make her a play purse and phone with several different fasteners so she could practice her fine motor skills.  I was inspired by this one that I saw on Pinterest, but I decided to make mine with pockets and use what I had, which meant no buckles.

The front features one snap pocket and one button pocket as well as a velcro tab to close the top of the purse.

The back features a zipper pocket.

I made a toy iPhone to go with the purse.  It has clear vinyl on the front to mimic a screen and a single button.  I imagined the dots in the center of the screen would represent the icons on the screen.  Apparently it is all a little too abstract for my niece, though; my brother tells me she keeps trying to find a way to open it.

The interior has a pocket to hold the phone.

I hear that my niece has been carrying it around with her everywhere, so I guess it was a success!
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