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Friday, March 1, 2013

Sew In Tune: Naptime Crafters

Okay, so I'm pretty sure today's guest needs no introduction.  The fabulous Amy of Naptime Crafters and the creative genius behind Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop.  Considering I jump at the chance to test her patterns and am a shop affiliate, I think it's no secret that I have a wannabee designer's crush.  I'll let Amy take it away and show us some Beach Boy inspired duds that will get us yearning for summer.

I'm a huge fan of Sew In Tune and I am so excited to be participating this time around!
My inspiration song is "Catch a Wave" by the Beach Boys
not going to lie...the whole fam is into the Beach Boys :)

When I was planning out my look I wanted to make something my kids actually needed so I went with swimwear. It's still freezing outside so I made Will's outfit a tad big so he can grow into it this summer. Miss Anne isn't growing quite as fast these days so hopefully her suit will still fit perfectly in a few more months.

Sew Your Own:
4-in-1 Sun Hats for both kiddos
(Anne is actually wearing the same hat I made her 2 years ago)
Image of 4 in 1 Sun Hat: 6 Sizes

Surf's Up Board Shorts for Will
pattern coming soon!

Sun n' Fun Swimsuit & Leotard for Anne
pattern coming soon!

Repurposed Henley for Will
I've got a tutorial for you!

I made Will's henley out of my husband's cast-off polo.  I wanted a little something to keep the sun off our baby when he's not in the water.

Cut 2 sleeves, a front and back and a neck binding. You also need to cut off the collar. I used my Ringer Tee pattern as the starting base but any basic tee pattern will work just fine.

With right sides together (RST) fold the neck binding in half and sew across both short ends and an angle. Turn right side out and press flat. 

With RST sew both shoulder seams together 

With RST sew the raw edges of the neck binding to your neckline. Then press flat and topstitch down with a zig-zag stitch (sorry no photo)

With RST sew the sleeves into the arm holes

With RST sew up the side seams of the shirt and the isneams of the sleeve in one continuous seam

Hem (or just leave it be. Knits don't fray) and you're finished!
Thanks so much for having me! Hope you'll stop by the blog and pattern shop for more sewing fun :)
Image of Waikiki One-Piece Swim Suit: 3 mos. - 12 years  Image of V-Neck Cardigan: 3 mos. - 12 years  Image of Skinny Jeans: 12 mos. - 10 years and 18" doll  
Oi, Amy you're making  me pine for the days of tiny clothes sewing.  What a darling pair of kiddos.  And don't even get me started on those "coming soon" patterns.  Makes me want summer to be here, like NOW.  
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  1. I've been looking for a boy's swim-suit pattern -- can't wait!

    1. Just released it!


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