I come from a large extended family. My mom is one of eight children which means lots of birthday parties! This month we had a party last weekend, two this weekend, and one next weekend for a relative on my father's side. All these birthday parties means sewing for me!
We were unfortunately not able to attend last weekend's party but I still wanted the birthday boy something special! This big boy turned ONE! For him a chose the Lil Rascal Romper (affiliate link) from Peekaboo Patterns. If you haven't checked them out, you need to! I seriously love Peekaboo Patterns!! They fit my children so well and sew up quick! The Lil' Rascals Romper is one of the quickest sews. I was lucky enough to win a free pattern from the Peekaboo Pattern group. I knew I had to have the Lil' Rascals Romper that I have been eyeing. It was everything I hoped it would be. A quick sew, easy to take on and off, and so stinkin cute! The romper goes on by the child stepping in the neck hole and pulling it up over their shoulders. I made a 2t for the tall birthday boy and my daughter happens to be the same size so I made her model. She had fun jumpie jumpie on the bed. I can't wait to make her one for every night of the week!
The last 2 parties are for boys turning 5 & 10! These big boys need a special wallet to carry their birthday money in. I searched pinterest for a child's wallet tutorial. I found several choices. I chose the one from this blog because I loved that it had a place for bills and no zipper. I have yet to sew a zipper! It is on my list of things I would like to try to master by the end of the year. The tutorial is easy to follow! I used velcro instead of a snap. I was also able to use this comic book scrap fabric that I have had since my son's 2nd birthday party. He will be 5 at the end of September. Yes I have held on to it for 3 years!
All of the fabrics I used came from my stash! The only thing I had to purchase was fusible interfacing for the wallets. I hope you enjoyed seeing my creations! What is your favorite pattern to use for birthday gifts?