Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa, Abner has discovered Dick and Jane. We borrowed one of their books a few weeks back and at times, it's been tough to wrestle it out of her hands. So, when I set out to make a little housecoat for Abner a couple of weeks ago, picking the Dick and Jane flannel was a no brainer!
The pattern is from Making Children's Clothes: 25 stylish step-by-step sewing projects for 0-5 years (which I borrowed from Miranda). She whipped up one for her little guy a couple of months ago, so I knew the pattern was a cute one. I did make one modification though; I added a patch pocket to the front. You can kind of see it in the image below. I cut out a piece of the fabric to include the names and pictures of both Dick and Jane and sewed it on in line with the overall pattern so that it kind of blends in.
I also wisely used a seam foot for the first time to do the top stitching. Why have I never used one of these before?!?!?! Perfect 1/4 inch seams!
I was originally planning to use a light weight terry for the lining, but opted instead to go with this candy striper flannel instead. Such a smart move since it's plenty thick and warm as it is!
Abner's certainly been enjoying it so far!
On our last visit chez Hudsonny, we couldn't resist dressing both kids up in their little housecoats...how cute are they!?!?! Thank God Miranda was able to capture the cuteness for me! If I'd posted my own pictures, all you'd be looking at is a blur of colour on a pretty white bed. Thanks Miranda...it pays to have friends with better photography skills than one's self.
Perhaps we're just a little bit crazy making our kids put on flannel robes on one of the hottest days of the year, but when the result is this adorable, who could resist?