This first set is actually not for a relative, but for my sisters' and brother's best friend, MJ. I trawled her Pinterest boards for a while to make sure I'd be giving her something she liked, and found that she'd pinned this saying several times:
I whipped the saying up in Silhouette Studio using a handful of different fonts. I wanted to cut it from vinyl, but didn't have a color I liked to go with these fabrics, so I decided to stencil it. Only I was also out of freezer paper! Luckily I had some full-sheet sticker paper that worked... the lines aren't quite as crisp as they would be with freezer paper but are still pretty clean. I did manage to get paint outside of my stencil but I'm trying to just ignore that! I tried to match the lettering to the green in the fabric. It's a tiny bit dark, but I didn't have enough white paint to lighten it further.
I used some plain black knit for the body of the shirt, bought from Girl Charlee a year or so ago... it's thinner than I prefer but has nice stretch and recovery and doesn't pill or fade. The accents are made from fabric leftover from this shirt. I used Jalie 2805 to make the shirt, the 3/4 sleeve, round-neck version. I lettuce-edged the hem:
And the sleeves:
I usually use just one fabric when I'm making a shirt, but it was fun using a combination this time!
I used Heidi and Finn's free slouchy beanie pattern to make a hat to go with it... I used this pattern before here, and it was quite loose, which means the largest size worked perfectly for an adult-sized hat.
And because it doesn't look like much laid flat and she was handy, here is Beckers modeling it for me;
I'm happy to report that MJ liked her gifts! And I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. =)
Thanks for stopping by,