Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fun Holiday Tees

I've been obsessed recently with these super cute faux tie shirts for little boys, so I thought I would make one for the holidays! And by one, I mean for every little boy I know! So, 6 in total. And 1 with a Christmas tree print for a sweet little girl.

I free handed the patterns for both, and trust me, I know they are not perfect, but I think that lends a little to the handmade charm, right? These by no means are supposed to be formal, just something fun for little ones to wear during the holidays.






Courtney over at The Paisley Abbey made a super cuter Christmas tee last week also, be sure to stop over there and check it out!

Is this a project you will be making this year? If so, feel free to link up, I would love to see them!

I am linking up this week to all the fun parties on my "Places I Party" page! Check them out!

Happy Sunday!

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for mentioning me! I love your shirts, they are super cute!
    :)
    Courtney

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  2. I forgot to mention, if you or anyone else, would like my turkey or Christmas tree pattern I can email it.
    :)
    Courtney
    ThePaisleyAbbey@gmail.com
    ThePaisleyAbbey.com

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  3. Hee hee, very adorable! So nice to see little boy projects!

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  4. I just told my mom this morning I want to make one of these shirts for our little guy before Thanksgiving! Aren't they super adorable and yes, I love that you hand stitched it making it all the more lovely! (:

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  5. Adorable! You did a fantastic job! I'm visiting from MSM, hope you visit me too!
    http://www.amaskellantics.com/

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  6. Cute! I love the tree, been meaning to make a festive holiday shirt for my munchkin. Thanks for the reminder! :)

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  7. Very festive!! Love that idea!

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  8. Great holiday shirts!! Link them up at my new linky party, http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/11/glam-party.html

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  9. Very cute for the wee ones :-) May have to try it for mine.

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  10. The ties are soooo cute! I have a new grandson, think I'll try making one. Thanks

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  11. I love that you cut it out yourself...HOW adorable. Seriously cute. You are having so much fun with your sewing, I'm jealous!

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  12. Super cute! I'm visiting from A Crafty Soiree - wish I had your sewing skills! :)

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  13. Oh this is just way cute. You're right, the freehand form definitely adds to its charm! I'd love for you to add this to my Sweets This Week link party.

    Sarah

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