Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sew In Tune: Cheeseburger in Paradise
When Melissa and I first started discussing the gist of Sew In Tune, I had about a million ideas for song inspiration. I'm a bit non-committal when it comes to music. I have my favorites but generally my tastes, and those of the entire family for that matter, are pretty eclectic. On any given day you'll find anything from Beyonce' to Red Hot Chili Peppers, or classical tunes playing in the background.
When we sat down to put together a play list for our vacation last week, we we're throwing in a bunch of Bluegrass and Jimmy Buffet for my father-in-law. When we landed on "Cheeseburger in Paradise" my oldest son's eyes lit up and I knew we had the winning song for our Sew In Tune outfit.
The tank was up-cycled from one of my husband's old, white, cotton t-shirts that was just begging for a new life. If you live with a man and do his laundry, you know which ones I mean. I used Melly's Blank Tank pattern. The size 5 fits him perfectly! I used a contrasting black thread for double top-stitching the neck, arm, and bottom hems.
To make the the image, I found an old Big Mac image through Google images, opened it with my Silhouette software so I could re-size it to the perfect "little boy chest" size, played with the colors a bit to give it a more vintage feel, and printed it out on Avery Transfer Paper for light fabrics. I love this stuff. All you have to do is trim your image and iron it on where you want it. It has amazing possibilities for personalizing your little guys t-shirts.
The shorts are a modified version of The Little Heartbreaker pants from "Sewing For Boys" made in a khaki twill. The pattern just happens to be the July "Sewing For Boys" Sew Along pattern, so lucky me. I love the way the pleats and faux fly dress him up a bit and still retain a beachy feel.
The hat was sewn ages ago using the Jaden Hat Pattern from soubelles. The hat usually helps him play the roll of Indian Jones or Tin Tin but today it was the bribe for standing still while mommy took pictures. No amount of arguing could make him wear the matching fishing hat today. Apparently, a detective hat more clearly spells paradise to a 6 year old boy.