I like sewing boys clothes

Liz wrote this at 14:17 :

I really do like sewing boys clothes. Here are two examples that I made as a gift for a friends DS. The Bert Bermudas from the latest Ottobre - 3/2009 #23 in a size 104. I didn’t add a hem allowance, as I didn’t want them to be too long. I used a lovely red soft drill (possibly with a touch of poly in it) that I picked up as a remnant. The colour is a bit out, as I took the photos too late in the afternoon. And yes, the white line on the fly is my marking pencil - I have washed it out now :)

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A singlet top from 2/2005 #19 in a size 110 with a length of 116. I used some Stella (cotton/elastometric blend) from the Crafty Mamas Shop in lime and chocolate. It is delightful to sew (this was my first project with it).

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I added tags to both the top and the shorts from my Farbenmix ribbon (also from the Crafty Mamas Shop).

I can’t wait to give these to the birthday boy on the weekend!

Cheers!

Too much stuff, not enough time

Liz wrote this at 13:04 :

So here is a quickie post with few words and lots of pictures. This is just some of what has been happening around our place lately.

We needed some new chairs for the kitchen, but kinda like our table, so didn’t want a whole dining suite. I picked these up at the Op Shop for $10 for 4.

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They have new covers now and a fresh coat of paint.

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School pants for DS from Ottobre 6/2007 #23 with several modifications. I used the pockets from 3/2004 #20. I did forget to add the side pockets, so the next pair or two will have them added.

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I also made a pair of Jazz pants for DD for school from 1/2008 #19. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture yet - but they were super simple to sew up.

A certain boy turned 6 this week. As he had a small party yesterday, he wanted cupcakes on his birthday. Vanilla with choc chips and chocolate icing with sprinkles was requested!

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He is also in love with frogs right now, and draws some of the most gorgeous pictures of them. So I tried to capture one and put it on a top I made him for his birthday. Ottobre 1/2008 #27.

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Also one with a dinosaur - a dinosaur that needs an eye apparently! lol (the dark spot is water, I forgot to remove a pencil mark).

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They both go with a pair of froggie pants from Ottobre 4/2008 #24.

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Needless to say, he loves them all!

And our DS gave us quite a scare just a few weeks ago - he went bum first through our bedroom window! They are floor length, and he some how did a somersault between the bed and the window and went through it! Scared me big time. Yet I pulled him out and he had not a scratch on him. Thankfully. It was also a very good lesson of why they are not allowed to fool around in front of the windows.

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I was looking at buying a soap mould before doing my next batch. So DH offered to make me some. And he did a fantastic job!

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I think that is about it for now :)

Cheers!