I decided to sew them up some new garments to wear for their first day of school. I did Aki's first as he's handmade worthy, and Itsa's because she asked... and sewing tiny dresses is so cute. I'll parade Itsa's out next, but focus on Aki's now.
I used the Peek-a-boo patterns Classic Oxford Button-Up for this as I used it last year with great success. I really like this pattern, it's the epitome of a classic button-up shirt for children. Adding a little piping takes it to the next level and it goes together so quickly. Perfect.
I used matching thread instead of contrasting as I usually do just because I wanted the print to be the star instead of the stitching. This fabric was bought from Fabricland last winter when they first started stocking Licensed fabrics.
I sewed the size 5, which is my mistake as the size 6 would last longer. I hate sewing kids' clothes that fit *right now*. At least it can handed down to my nephew once it's outgrown.
The buttons are from my button stash. My grandmother gave me all her buttons a few years ago when she moved from her house to a retirement apartment. Hundreds of buttons saved since the end of WWII are now mine. I've been having a great time using them on gifts I send to my cousins as I feel like I'm spreading a bit of Grandma's love to them too.
Aki is super happy about his new shirt and loves to tell everyone that his mom made it for him. Sweetie. :D