Kid’s Fave Tee by Patterns for Pirates {Garment Sewing Challenge}


When I started my garment sewing challenge in January, I assumed I would make pieces for myself. Miss No No had another idea though. As she saw me making clothes, she wanted more homemade clothes too. How can I resist?

We are fortunate to live in San Diego and to be members of the San Diego Zoo. When you first walk in and if you walk straight ahead, there is a flamingo exhibit. I love to see all of the flamingos and there are a few babies right now. When I saw this Dear Stella flamingo print, I knew it had to be a t-shirt for Miss No No. I’d recently purchased the Fave Tee pattern from Patterns for Pirates so it felt meant to be.

Pattens for Pirates use a no cutting pdf pattern system and I really appreciate it. It’s easy to see where the pieces fit together and I can tape without having to cut. Their instructions are easy to understand and each step has a picture. It was a perfect t-shirt pattern for me to use.

When Miss No No put on her shirt, the first thing she said was “it’s so soft”! I felt that way after I pre-washed it and now it has been washed three times and it still feels really soft. There is no pilling and the flamingos are vibrant.

The self drafted skirt is made with Conservatory Fabric by Heather Jones for Robert Kaufman Fabrics and was leftover from my Quilt Market sewing. It doesn’t match perfectly but she really wanted to wear it. All handmade for the win!

I’m sure I will make more girl clothes in the future and fingers crossed, I will have an extra garment make to show soon!

*Dear Stella Fabrics provided the fabric for free; however, my opinions are my own.*

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  1. Both my daughters (7 and 2) strongly prefer Mama-made clothes. I’m not sure if it’s that I can pick fabrics and styles I know will appeal to them (with ready made it’s usually one or the other for my little divas) or just that they like the idea that it was made just for them. Recently, the demand has been for clothes that match or coordinate, and if I have something made of the same fabric they are over the moon. I laughed during one of your recent podcasts when you discussed being self-conscious wearing matching outfits. I don’t have any matching outfits with my girls, but at least once a month we wear outfits that coordinate by having at least the main fabric in common. I figure the years in which they want to be just like Mama are limited.

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      You’re right! We have a few matching fabric outfits and my daughter loves that. I’m beginning to embrace it more. 🙂

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