Monday, May 16, 2011

Kids Clothes Week -Banjo Suit!

All done!  I didn't have a chance to write about this yesterday.  I have been participating in Elsie Marley's Kids Clothes Week Challenge, which means that I committed one hour (at least) each day to sewing clothes for MY kid.
It was so fun! 
I finished just one little outfit for Arjun, but I am VERY proud of it!  Lately, I have not been sewing anything other than knits, so these tiny pants were a challenge for me and I really learned a lot.  I am so, so terrifically excited about topstitching that I am already planning more of these little shorts.  They are so cute on my boy!

To summarize:
Arjun and I read a lot of books.  A current favorite of both of ours is this one:
In which a little boy named Banjo chases his dinner all over town after it gets up and runs away.  Banjo wears a shirt with a star on it in this book (and in this one - which we also love.)
I'll be making an orange sleeved star shirt next.  With some non-matching blue corduroy shorts.  Arjun likes to dress like the characters in his books.
Here's how Banjo looks in The Runaway Dinner:
 And here's how Arjun looks dressed in his Banjo suit:

Thanks for the challenge and the motivation!


  1. Awesome job, Jan!! You are amazing!

  2. Jan, i love your work with clothing.
    Congratulations for your blog.
    Greetings! Un abrazo.

  3. Thank you Marisol! Greetings and abrazos to you too!