PeeWee Fashion: Butterick B6238

Two years ago today,  I lost my brother Vernon to throat cancer. For months I was depressed. Actually for the first year and a half I wasn’t truly myself.  This year, I was determine to do something other than be sad.  I went to bed last night knowing that I was not going to work and I would put my energy into something constructive.  What is a better method of creative expression than sewing something for his 1 year old grandson?

Using a ultra warm fleece from @MLFabrics, I made him a slate and red fleece hoodie, slate ski cap and matching elastic waist pants for the upcominh  chilly season using Butterick B6238 from @McCallPatternCo. 

Here’s to you big brother. I miss you.  Rest assure that your grandson will be warm thanks to Auntie Tracy. 

Modifications:  None

Would I make it again?:  Yes, I intend on making this in orange sherbet and off white as a Christmas gift for a friends 4 month old little girl.

Difficulty:  Absolutely none.  I made this in one sitting. 


 What little boy doesn’t like comfy fleece gym pants?

Ski cap for extra warmth

  Cool red hoodie. 

Faux Suede Sherpa Lined Pet Carrier

I live in the Northeast where winter temps are frigid.   Although I would not bring my new fur baby outdoors in frigid weather, there are times when it’s too chilky and windy for Charlie Parker’s 4.3lb body even when it’s in the 40’s. 

After reviewing pet carriers made for winter temps, I became frustrated with the craftsmanship  and price, so I decided to make my own.  It’s not perfect but given this was my first, it’s ultra warm, has exterior pockets on both sides for my cell/his waste bags/my iPad  or bottled water AND I did it “by eye” (no pattern) , it’s  a winner to me. 

I see that he likes it. 
I started with this 
  And the result is this 
Naturally my label was sewn in.   

I used a 12″ coat zipper on the top and my curve ruler to create  peek-a-boo openings on both sides allowing him to stand and see the world (and breathe)

Meet Charlie Parker, my newest family member (cousin of Sir John Coltrane our MinDoxie and the late Sir Miles Davis my beloved MinPin)