I had an amazing time competing in the Topstitcher competition (you can see my entry here), but I also wanted to be a sewalong participant. For my sewalong prompt, I chose:
“No two birds sing the same song” – just as no two seamstresses will design the same over-the-top look… because YOU will be designing a boy’s “songbird” look. That is, a look inspired by a song about birds (or anything with wings.)
My 5 month old has beautiful blue eyes, and since his favourite place is snuggled up to mama, we often call him ‘Mr. Bluebird’ from the song “Zippidee Do Dah” that includes these lyrics:
Mister Bluebird’s on my shoulder
It’s the truth, it’s actual
Ev’rything is satisfactual
Wonderful feeling, feeling this way
I used Terra’s Treasures Streamline Tee. If you follow my blog, you’ll know that is is my favourite and most used raglan tee, for both boys and girls. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the heat transfer vinyl with a bluebird image and the text. I love using this machine but don’t pull it out as often as I’d like. The grey is a beautiful (and expensive!) ponte knit with lycra.
The pants are the Patterns for Pirates Playground Pants. Unfortunately I sewed these up while he was asleep, and guessed at his size, so they are a bit too small. I have a ton of this red/orange french terry though, so I plan on making another pair in a size bigger. I thought the bright colour goes well with the grey and is like little bird legs!
I hope he continues to love snuggles <3