Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sew Along for Japan: Day 3

This Sew Along was a blast! Here are my completed Chloe & Mieko shirts. I finished them last night but wasn't able to take pictures until today, thus the delay in my Day 3 post.

I think besides the fact that it finally got me to drag the sewing machine out, I loved the fact that I was doing them along with so many other people. It was fun to sit down at night and see the progress other bloggers around the country had posted about that day. It didn't hurt that it was for a good cause!

One of my favorite things about this project is that it allowed me to tell my children about what happened in Japan and to show them that there are many ways to help those that are in need. My daughter really loved getting involved in the process and picked most of the fabric/accent combinations you see. She asked me to tilt one of the hats to make the boy look "silly".


I thought a lot about the kids that will wear these t-shirts since I made them in the same sizes my kids currently wear. I hope these t-shirts will give them some hope and let them know that people from all over the world care about them.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Susan from Living with Punks for providing us with such a great way to give back to those in need. I had a wonderful time! Please visit her post today to see all the completed shirts that will be sent to Japan.

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8 comments:

Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki said...

Very cute!!

Threeundertwo said...

Those are so cute! What a great project for a great cause.

Mama Pea Pod said...

Wow, these are fantastic! I love that you are doing this, the tragedy in Japan is truly heartbreaking and really hits home for me as I used to live there and still have many friends there.

Thanks so much for dropping by Mama Pea Pod, I hope we'll 'see' you again soon!

Sarah @ all things thREaD said...

Sew cute!!! ;)
There will be a very happy little boy and girl...

Danielle said...

They turned out so nice!!! I had to come back and take a peek:0) I finished mine too!

Kimberly said...

Your shirts turned out so cute! Great job!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Your finished shirts are adorable, I really like the little girls and what fun doing something good for others...with an online community. Isn't blogging great:)

zhing said...

so adorable! im sure it will put a smile on someone's face! :) especially the tilted hat...