WHAT DOES THE SEEDS OF 3 MEAN? TOP
The Seeds of 3 was the name I decided for my personal blog (http://theseedsof3.wordpress.com/). I chose it because my blog focuses on three things: sewing, gardening, and homeschooling.
Literally, gardening starts with a seed, and with love, patience, and time it grows into a plant that bears fruit or flower.
Similarly, sewing starts with raw materials - fabric, thread, a pattern - and with love, patience, and time those raw materials are transformed into something else - to me, 3-dimensional art!
Finally, homeschooling begins with a curriculum and a book, and with love, patience, and time (yes, again), your children learn before your eyes.
I want to plant the seeds of these 3. I want to nurture, love them, tend them, and watch them blossom. Whether it is the apple tree outside, the child reading a book at my feet, or the dress needing hemming on my rack.
When I began my business, it was only natural to name it Handmade by the Seeds of 3.
WHAT IF I WANT AN OPTION THAT IS NOT LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE? TOP
You are in luck! We take custom orders too. If you have a vision for a character, animal, superhero, etc., for a Pajama Eater, send us an e-mail and we will work together to make your vision a reality. We can add more pockets, change shapes, add features, remove features, anything you can dream up. Customizations will increase the price, although we do our best to keep the cost down.
If there is a sleeve variation or a fabric choice or combination that we don't list, reach out to us and we'll do our best to make it happen. Custom requests for fabrics not in stock will prolong the time it takes to make any custom items and may increase the price, depending on the fabric source. Currently we list two fabric choices per item, but if you would like more we can do that too! Send us an email describing what you would like and we can stitch up your custom creation. Once again, some options may increase the base price, but we do our best to make any increase nominal.
WHAT IS A RAGLAN SLEEVE, A DOLMAN SLEEVE, A SET IN SLEEVE? TOP
Most clothing has a set in sleeve. This means you have a shoulder seam to connect the front and the back of the top and a seam that goes around the top of the shoulder and under the armpit where the sleeve is attached to the top. The Pajama Tops have set in sleeves. This type of sleeve is the most common.
A Raglan sleeve is where the sleeve covers the top of the shoulder, so there is no shoulder seam. The sleeve is now more triangle in shape and there is a seam in the armpit. Baseball jerseys have Raglan sleeves.
A Dolman sleeve is where the sleeve is not a separate piece of fabric from the top. It is also called a kimono sleeve. There is a shoulder seam to connect the front and the back of the top, but there is no armpit seam. The sleeve also fits a little looser, so a child outgrows it slower.
WHERE DO YOU BUY YOUR FABRIC? TOP
I have several sources. Primarily I purchase my fabric from one of these places:
Organic Cotton Plus