Popsicle scrap busting
So for the popsicle t-shirt, I ordered 1.5 m of cotton lycra jersey. With what was leftover from it, I managed a pair of training undies and a hoodie for cuss! And that fabric is truly all gone - the largest scrap left now is about 3 cm by 15 cm. Success!
First up, made some trainers with small cuts. I used the Stitch Upon a Time kids Scrundlewear with the trainers option in a 3 - and while that matches toddler’s measurements, they are quite tight. Tough for a toddler to pull down and up. I found the wetzone overlapping with the back of the waistband kind of unnecessarily bulky, and I didn’t add enough actual absorbency to it… I think the next pair will be 4s, with a shortened wetzone in front and back.
They look trim and cute as heck tho.
Next up, puzzle piecing a little hoodie! I don’t actually have a toddler hoodie pattern, so I hacked together the Grow On Romper hood and Grow Fonder from Apple Tree. Her Bunny Hug pattern probably woulda been worth it, but no printer at home!
I had plenty of the blue cotton lycra for lining, but using up the last of the scraps meant that they also had to go in the cross front - I like the look in the end - and I pieced the center section of the hood. I also made a slightly shorter waistband piece, pieced from the popsicles on the outside and with blue making up the difference on the inside.
Altogether, I feel like it’s a too cute popsicle combo out of the coolest fabric ever! Yay!
Pattern 1: Stitch Upon a Time Kids Scrundlewear, trainer option
Fabric: Black and white popsicles from Kapynen
If there is a next time: Size up, play around with reducing bulk while achieving decent absorbency
Pattern 2: Mashed the hood from the Appletree Grow on Romper with the body of the Apple Tree Grow Fonder
Fabric: Black and white popsicles from Kapynen and some blue organic cotton lycra scraps
If there is a next time: I didn’t keep the tshirt pattern we traced, as I’d rather find another one. Round back adjustment might be in order.