August 2017: Back to School Weebee!

My WeeBee box tends to arrive at the end of the month.  So appropriately, this year’s August WeeBee theme was back to school!  Because I have a son and a daughter, I receive a double box with 1 yard of “boy” themed fabric and 1 yard of “girl” themed fabric, along with pattern suggestions and embellishments.  August’s box included one yard each of Riley Blake’s Crayola Crayons and Crayola Alphabet, along with a little bit of Crayola Triangles as an accent.  They also sent some really cute school-bus shaped wooden buttons!

They are such fun prints that I knew I HAD to make a play outfit for my daughter.  I’ve written on here before about how much I love the Harem Coverall pattern from Brindille and Twig.  Because these prints were all Cotton Lycra, they were perfect for this pattern!  I made the main body out of the Crayons, the accents from the Triangles, and then I used a little scrap solid blue and made a faux placket for the buttons!

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For my son, it was a little trickier.  He is 6 1/2, and I was concerned the prints might be too babyish for him.  Fortunately he loves being involved in my sewing and happily picked out a pattern and a fabric scheme.  We settled on the Jolly Roger Raglan from Patterns for Pirates.  My boy picked Alphabet for the main body of the shirt, some scrap solid blue for the sleeves (which he wanted, in his words “not long and not short”), and added a tiny accent triangle patch out of the…Triangles.  For fun, and because I was out of matching thread, I did the hems in a zigzag stitch with a contrasting green.  He seems to like it, and I think he has good taste!

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I love it when my kids match…but aren’t exactly identical!  What a fun was to celebrate the beginning of the school year!

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