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Sewing For Kindergarten

Friday, September 13, 2013

Five years have flown by, and now my boy is ready for Kindergarten!  When Mie from Sewing Like Mad came up with the idea for this series and asked for participants, I was all over it.  I love sewing for my boy, and starting Kindergarten is a big deal, so why not celebrate it with some new handmade clothing?!

Tobias has been attending a Montessori school for the past two years (which he absolutely loved), so school isn't something new to him.  This year, his Kindergarten education will be a little different, though, in that he will be both in school AND homeschooled.  He'll be attending a private Christian school a couple days a week, and the rest of the time, he will be educated at home.  He's super excited about the whole idea (and so am I!).  

Because he'll be wearing a uniform when he's in school, I wanted to make Tobias something very comfortable to wear when he's learning at home.  So, I got busy drafting a retro-inspired sweatsuit and a few Recess Raglan Tees (by See Kate Sew)...and voilà!  This boy's ready for Kindergarten! 

 (Psst...I'm going to be releasing the sweatpants as a free pattern in sizes 12 months to 9 years after the E&E Facebook reaches 3000 likes...almost there!)

Sweatsuit:  Pattern - Self-drafted, Fabric - Organic Cotton Knit
Shirts: Pattern - Recess Raglan Tee by See Kate Sew , Fabric - Jersey Knit from Girl Charlee and Upcycled T-shirts

Keep following the tour for more Kindergarten style inspiration (or catch-up on looks you missed) and upload your outfits to the sew-along Flickr groups.  There are some amazing prizes to be won!

11 comments on "Sewing For Kindergarten"
  1. I can't believe how quickly Tobias has grown. Such a handsome fellow. Love the sweats, Heidi. So comfy and perfect for "on the go" little ones.

  2. I love these. So perfect for lounging at home.

  3. Super cute! THE HAIR ON THIS BOY! Oh I love it. And I kind of want those outfits in my size.

  4. love these and will sew up some of the sweatpants for sure. very urban kid cool.

  5. He looks VERY comfortable in his new clothes. Sorry, can't help you on FB, already LIKED you a long time ago.

  6. I'm very excited for you with your homeschooling adventure. Before we homeschooled I probably would have said there is no way that I would do that. But it is the best for us and our family and I love it! You guys are going to be great :)

  7. Oh I love it! It looks a lot like what I've been sewing for Mister M for Kindergarden :) great minds think alike or maybe it's just that five year old boys like comfy clothes!!!

  8. He looks so grown up! And so comfy! Hope you guys have a great school year and that homeschool goes well for you both!

  9. Congratulations for Homeschool, I'd love to do that. And he's outfit looks very comfy.

  10. My son attended his school for 3 years. He started in the 2 year old class room and stayed until last year when he was ready for kindergarten. I was pleased with what the school had to offer.


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