Wednesday, January 24, 2007

And some shorts

Final picture for today (although I think this entry will show up first in the day's entries - you may want to look at them from the bottom up!) is a pair of shorts I made for my boy. I love this pattern. Its from Burda and I made two pairs of shorts with it for him last year and now this pair. Also made a pair for my daughter which look great on her but I'll have to put a pic if her's up next time - no photo yet.

I've put front and back pictures this time because the knee patches are a nice feature. They drop down lower at the front then the back - looks good on.

More pics to come when I get around to taking them!

Fairy clothes

My children were invited to a party with a fairy theme. I tried to convince my boy that he should be a pixie or elf, but he wanted a "fairy skirt" too, so I made him green shiny pants that have strips of the "fairy skirt fabric" all around. For my daughter, I just did a skirt. I like to have a separate skirt for fairy costumes so that it works for all seasons and isn't outgrown quickly.

Both sets of wings were super quick just gathered in the middle, rather than trying to make anything with wire on the outside.

More Christmas Sewing

Also made a couple of nighties/dresses - the girls wear them as either (good for the beach) with the hemp/cotton blend and same tie dye. Here is a pic of one of the tie dye dresses. The other dress - with the heart - is hand painted but same fabric and style. Heart that is off centre is on the front.

While we were painting the fabric, the kids did some of their own to be sewn into t-shirts. My 3 yr old boy did a blu-ish fabric, on which he chose to put dragonflies, and my 5 yr old girl did a flower design for the front of her tee, with some butterflies, etc. I also did a heart design for a t-shirt for my daughter.

Finally, I painted some blue/yellow/green fabric, then painted a shark which I appliqued onto it, and made that into a t-shirt for my boy. That one was definitely a winner.

These final two tees are the ones that the kids painted.

Christmas Sewing

Well, its been a long time since I've put any pics up here, but I've been doing quite a lot of sewing. Here is the first lot of catch up pictures.

I made pajamas for all the kids - nieces and nephews - for Christmas. Ended up making about 15 sets. They're made from hemp/cotton blend and are all tie dyed. Just quick sewing, but they're nice and comfy.