I think the next thing I want to make is this Wiksten Tank. The pattern comes with a tank and a dress option. And…French seams on the inside. So fancy.
Here’s the dilemma with sewing your own clothes: It often costs more to make your own clothes vs. buying. Unless your buying $$$ clothes, which I do not. #target
Wiksten tank pattern: $10 for the pdf download
Fabric: the one I want to use is $10.40/yard x 2.5 yards = $26
Total: $36 without considering time spent to make it.
Hopefully I’d use the pattern more than once so that would cut down on cost. And I could choose to use a cheaper fabric but $10.40/yard isn’t bad.
So $36 to make a tank top that would probably take 2-3 hours labor time! #thestruggle
Kids clothes can be made more cheaply because they require such a small amount of fabric. Like I think I made these pajamas with 3/4 yard, if that.
But wearing/seeing your own hand made clothes on yourself or gifting them is totally worth it 🙂 Best picture I could get with a 1.5 year old.
–> And in case you’re interested. I used this Peekaboo Pattern Shop Pattern to make the pajamas.