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First of all, I am so happy and thankful to be back again for this week's challenge. Thanks to everyone who voted last week!
This week's look has been so fun for me to create and design because I don't sew for Ethan as much as I would like. He got a new outfit that he LOVES and that makes me smile.
As most of you know, Ethan has Autism and sensory issues. Because of the sensory issues, I knew that this outfit had to be loose fitting, comfortable, and soft, with no rigid or impractical components. Most importantly, it had to be easy for him to get on and off since he is still working on dressing himself.
And you all know about his LOVE of math, right? Remember his Number Party? Well, after creating Ainsley's Kitty Cat outfit last week, I just had to make a special outfit for Ethan…. and of course, it had to be math related:)
(get it? mathlete? an athlete of math? ah…. nevermind!)
How adorable is he? I mean, really!
He is in awe of his new "Pi symbol" shirt and told all his teachers about it today! Score!
(by the way, he refers to himself as "Number King". hilarious)
This week, I made three separate pieces:
*navy blue corduroy pants with a drawstring waist and orange piping details around the front pockets
*soft gray zip-up hoodie with orange details on the sleeves and hem
*orange and white baseball style shirt with "pi symbol" appliqued onto the front
Like I mentioned above, the pants are made of a super soft navy blue corduroy. For a pop of color, I added orange piping details around the pockets and an orange and white polka dot drawstring waist (easy to get on and off!)
Because kids grow so quickly, I always like to make outfits that grow with them. I added cuffed hems and a button strap that can be let down as he gets bigger.
And just for fun, I lined the front and back pockets with fun orange fabric.
Super cute, right?
The Pi Shirt
Made out of soft jersey knit, the shirt is meant to look like a retro baseball tee. Appliqued on the front is a super awesome Pi symbol, perfect for math lovers everywhere :)
The Zip-Up Hoodie
The zip up hoodie was made primarily from upcycled materials (gray sweatshirt material was from an old shirt of Garrett's, the orange trim around the sleeves and hem were from an old tshirt of Ethan's) The only new items were the zipper and the orange piping around the arm casings.
Using old fabrics creates a nice worn-in item.
Just because I love him so much, here are some more photos:)