My early kids clothes were all made from recycled fabrics from the thrift shop. For awhile, I was making some cool stuff out of the gift bags that Patagonia makes from their mill ends.They're super cheap and they're lined. A couple of bags actually adds up to a fair amount of yardage, plus the prints are to die for!
These days, I still make most of my kids' clothes and I still do a fair amount of upcycling but nothing like I used to. Vintage May feels like an effort to put the soul back into the sewing and I loved having the opportunity to make the old new again.
The thing was MADE to be bounced in:)
Or to scowl in?
The romper was easy to construct for someone with a little bit of experience. The toughest part of the process was actually finding room to cut out the wide legs. The pattern is written simply with no cutting diagram or finishing instructions.
These days I can't be sure that what I make will be worn so I have to do it for the joy of it. And this was truly a joyful make.
What do you make for the love of it?
Be sure to check out Kristin's tutorial for a Hudson Bay Quilt - too cool! Thanks for having me Kristin and Jess!