Thursday, 12 January 2012

Funky Trousers for Rascal

As I watched Rascal run around in her new blue floral pinafore during our trip to Akaroa, I just could not shake the idea that its fabric would make a great pair of trousers for her!

Luckily there was lots of fabric left so I started work as soon as we got home.


I used this pattern and added pockets using a combination of this technique and this pattern.

 I LOVE them (as does Rascal), especially when paired with a nice plain brightly coloured top!

I must admit that I am becoming a bit addicted to that feeling of satisfaction that I get seeing my child wearing clothes that I made! Shame that Rascal and Wee Man's wardrobes are pretty well stocked at the moment, I might just have to move onto making clothes for me or Mr Tartankiwi!

I am also beginning to find clothes shopping a different experience as I look at things and think "I could make that!".

Do you enjoy making clothes for your children? Can you recommend any patterns? What should I try next?
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10 comments :

  1. They look great! I don't make clothes for Riley. I have tried a few times but it would appear that I just can't make trousers/shorts. Even when I use patterns they still don't work so I've given it a rest for now. I have a few friends due to have their babies soon and I'm hoping that at least one of them has a little girl so I can sew some cute girly clothes.

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  2. well done, they look so cool. Good on you for continuing to create lovelies for your children

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  3. Oooh they look fabulous!! Well done you. So bright and colourful, and definitely not the 'generic' stuff you see in stores for kids. Might try that pattern!

    I love finding old vintage patterns for kiddies, the sizing and instructions are a bit hit and miss with things like the old Plunket Layette (one size, instructions were a single paragraph!) but some of the girl bits are just adorable!

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    1. Thanks Shorty, I think you're right... I'm going to have to be brave and try following an actual pattern not just online tutorials!

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  4. These are so awesome and better yet so inspiring! Makes me want to get sewing right now! Also makes me wish I had a girl to sew pretty things for or nicer boy fabric! The search is on!

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  5. very cool. Just now getting my head around boys' clothes after sewing for girls for years. So am interested to see what makes trousers and shorts special.

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  6. Lovely - I haven't been game enough to try pants for my girls yet. Very cool

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  7. Oh, well done! The print reminds me: when my son was about nine, he was taken with a love for "beach pants," and had me teach him how to make them. He then made several pair and a shirt out of his favorite old sheets. Thanks for taking me back there. Love what you did.

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  8. haha, so weird....I have that exact same material - it's been in my box for way to long, and my daughter has the same blue top as your daughter too!...feeling inspired to turn that material into a pair of pants now!

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