Monday, October 20, 2014

A Birthday Shirt

I've been pretty excited about this labor of love for a while. Little A turns 2 this month, and for her pumpkin-patch themed birthday, I sewed her a lovingly-made-by-mom shirt!

The pattern is ModKid Kyoko, and the Pumpkin "feature" fabric is Joyful Harvest by Sandy Lynam Clough for Red Rooster Fabrics, purchased at In Between Stitches. Later, I added the two coordinating fabrics from my favorite local quilt shop.

It took me 4 days worth of on-and-off sewing to complete this project (including homemade bias tape). Full credit goes to ModKid for putting together an instructive and easy-to-follow pattern.

A wore it for the first time to her 2-year photo shoot last Thursday, and then again to her birthday party on Sunday. She got lots of compliments!

As for me, I am - as always - one proud Momma. But now I'm a proud momma with a cute kid AND a cute shirt to my name.

Go me. And onward to the next project I go.

Linking up with Linky Tuesday and Sew Cute Tuesday.


  1. This pattern is adorable. The fabric you selected works great. I loved sewing for my kids when they were little. Now I only make the occasional pj pants. You did a great job with this project! (And your daughter is vey cute.)

  2. That color combo and pattern is awesome as is befitting such an active and adorable now two year old!

  3. The shirt came out super cute and your little girl looks adorable in it!

  4. Very impressive! And something that will be treasured always, I think! Perhaps one day Autumn's own daughter will wear this shirt on her 2nd birthday!

  5. Little A is so cute! This finish must be very satisfying for both you and A.