5-6y in yellow/black bats and navy/white stars, finished off with apple green cuffs and neckband - this was the only one done in a classic chequerboard patchwork style and I love how it came out!
The patch tees are all in my baggy fit style. The perfect cosy, loose, throw over a vest or wear by itself tee. Because of this, they last for ages! My nearly 15mo nephew fits in 12-18m comfortably with loads of room to grow (he wears 2-3y in RTW).
ABOUT THE PATCH TEES
You know the whole 'when life gives you lemons' thing, well here at Lizziebug it's 'when life reminds you that you've got boxes of fabric scraps that are too small for anything else, make patchwork tees'
As you may already know, Lizziebug is a zero-waste business and my little scraps and thread cuttings usually get sent to another small business who uses them for zero-waste cushion stuffing. I use slightly bigger scraps for my reusables range of face wipes, breast pads and cloths; but what about those pieces that are odd shapes and sizes? Well, until a few weeks ago they were sat in boxes on my shelves. So I decided to sort them into bundles and stitch them together to make Patch Tees! I have loved doing this - working out all the different combos, laying out the scraps to work out how to piece them together and then that moment when you sew it up and turn it out the right way is just *chef's kiss*
It's zero-waste-good-for-the-planet-but-also-looks-super-cool fashion and it's kind of my speciality ;) !
HOW IT'S MADE
All of the patches were sewn together on my overlocker, then the seams were pressed flat and topstitched so that there's no loose seams to irritate on the inside (the shoulder, sleeve and side seams are overlocked as usual and not topstitched). The overlocking plus topstitching also gives extra durability to the seams!
Bats and Stars Chequerboard 5-6y
I send my UK orders as First Class Signed For with Royal Mail if over £30 and First Class if under. International orders are sent Tracked & Signed. If you would like a different option please message me for a quote. All orders are wrapped in tissue paper so can be sent straight to the recipient if buying as a gift. I use cardboard boxes with paper tape for UK orders, making the packaging 100% recyclable (although please reuse if you can!). International orders are wrapped in tissue paper and then popped into a plastic mailing bag to keep them safe and dry on their travels.
Turn inside out when washing to keep the print nice and fresh. Wash at 30 and do not tumble dry.