Monday, 23 April 2012

Kids Clothing Week Challenge- Day one- Flat Front Trousers

When I found this fun octopus fabric on the clearance table at Spotlight a while back, I just knew it had to be mine.

There was only 90cm left on the bolt, so I went ahead and purchased it all. 

In the shop, I was thinking of of using it to make something for Scallywag, but once I got it home I realised "WHAT WAS I THINKING?" The print was FAR too busy for boys clothes, so I changed plans and decided to make some trousers for Rascal.

I used the flat front trouser tutorial from Made (which I upsized, as Rascal is growing out of the last pair of these trousers that I made for her). I also added pockets...

and a microfleece lining using this tutorial (the fabric was a bit too flimsy for Winter weight trousers, so I thought that this would be a nice way to make them a bit warmer).
So snuggly and warm to wear and even better, there is a nice big hem which I can take down as she grows!
When I was about halfway through sewing, I began to wish that I hadn't been so ambitious as it was a bit tricky working out what to do when and how to do it all, but in the end I was really pleased with the results. 

I'll be honest and admit that these are not quite finished. I need to wait till Rascal gets home from preschool to check that I have got the waist elastic correct. It will be a quick job to finish them off after that though.

I hope Rascal likes her new trousers.

I reckon that paired with a nice plain red top these could look stunning. What do you think?

All in all, a successful first day in the Challenge. Wish me luck for the rest of the week!

11 comments :

  1. Oh perfect for the resort wear range! I love them.

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  2. those are super cute, I would love to have some of those for myself- I bet she looks darling in those- congrats.

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  3. Cute :) Good luck for the rest of the week!

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  4. Love the pants - blue and red do look great on little misses : )

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  5. Such cute pants! They would look great paired with a red shirt!

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  6. good work if anyone can do it you will!!

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  7. They are lovely and so unique which i think is a special thing for children's clothes! I never thought of sewing in a warmer liner...although perhaps beyond my basic abilities, lol!

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  8. what an amazing fabric! love your pants!! I could wear them each and every day!!

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  9. Nothing like having some octopus pants... very cute :)

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  10. I was hoping you could tell me more about the octopus fabric, I'm wondering where I could get some....

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  11. Fun pants, I hope she love them.

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