Gumball, Gumball!8:04 am
This week's Project Run & Play theme is Candy! I wanted to sewalong, but I was super conflicted. I believe the last thing a kid needs in their life is candy. Yeh it's a nice treat, but there are so many yummy healthy alternatives that isn't full of sugar and preservatives. Couldn't I make a sultana and apple salad dress? Hah.
However in the name of fashion and sewing along and trying new things I came up with this Gumball Machine shirt for Vincent! When I showed it to him he laughed and said, "Heyyyy, it looks like Benson!" Which is a good thing since Benson is a character in our favourite TV show The Regular Show and he is in, fact, a gumball machine.
That gave me the idea to make Vince some Regular Show character tees, so that got added to my sewing list too.
So yeh that is a lot of different fabrics to try and sew together, but I did it! The plastic is reverse appliquéd onto the inside of the shirt, with a circle of the lime jersey behind it. I did originally attempt to have a way for the fake gumballs to come out and be 'dispensed' but my brain just did not want to figure that out so I stitched the rest of the gumball machine on like an appliqué (it was kinda scary trying to iron it and not melt the plastic or scorch the silver lycra!)
I used Dana's free size 5T kids shirt pattern as a base!
He's wearing store bought shorts that his Nanny bought him ^_^ at $5 a pop you can't really go wrong with some nice basics. HOWEVER I really do plan on making 95% of the kids wardrobe if I can! I don't like supporting cheap department stores anymore!