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Monday, January 21, 2013

PR&P Week 3 - Super Sweats!


I'm so glad that PR&P does a "Boy's Week" challenge so that my buddy will get something new for his wardrobe!!!  I can't wait to see the fun outfits that all the contestants and sew along friends will post!

Last year I challenged myself with making some pants from Blank Slate Basics and a vest.  This year I wanted to challenge myself with sewing a t-shirt!
Here's the pattern I used - the top left picture in the Ottobre Magazine (summer 2009)

I didn't have any knit yardage so I pulled some old t-shirts out of the closet to chop up!

The difficult and intimidating part of following an Ottobre pattern is finding what you need in the charts and tracing your pattern pieces on butcher paper (or other tracing paper)

I didn't take any pictures during the process but everything came together super easily!  I love the shoulder stripes!  The pants are just a simple pants construction with elastic waist!

My favorite details:
The "POW" embroidery patch!  I used my new Futura XL-400 to do the design and there were three designs - "Pow" "Wham" and "Bam" but after doing the first I decided that I need to figure out a better stabilization or thread process because what should have taken 10 minutes took like an hour!!!  Constant thread breakage!! :)  (And the 3 designs totaled up to 35,000 stitches!!!  With just the "Pow"  I probably did 9-10,000!)
The pockets!  I added my own pockets to the shirt with some Superman fabric!  I thought he could keep his little Superman Imaginext figures in his pockets!

 I think the pants are so fun!  When Christian put them on he said "Is this my black leg?  And is this my yellow leg?!"  So cute!  The pockets add a little more spunk with the top of the pocket sewn with the same Superman fabric.

I'm so glad my little guy approves!!!  Check all the other looks here!  And thank you for visiting!  I would be so honored to have you join my blog - click over on the right column to follow with your RSS reader or Google Friend Connect!


  1. Cute! My boys would love this look, too!

  2. Perfect for a superhero lover--are you new to machine embroidery or just to the machine?

  3. These are SUPER cute, RaeAnna!

  4. Very cute! I'm sure he'll get a lot of use out of them.

  5. I love that outfit!! It is so cute. :)

  6. He sure looks happy and cute in his super sweats. I love that you're tuned in to what so many little boys like...super + comfort. Good for you! Lynaea @

  7. Hello!
    I found you from the Wow me Wednesday link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!


  8. Thank you for linking up with me for Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady! Be sure to stop by next week!

  9. We featured you on our blog. Thanks for sewing along!
    With Love,
    Shaffer Sisters



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