Monday, 24 December 2012

When Fabric Talks to You...

When I started work in the Make Cafe, I made a pact with myself. I would only buy fabric if I had a specific project in mind for it. It has been a rule that I have stuck to so far. No fabric at all has been bought by me.... until this week.

You see, there has been a specific fabric that has been calling to me, shouting out my sons name.

Every time that I saw this cute linen/ cotton blend, I would think about the cute pair of shorts that I could make for scallywag.

And then I remembered that I made a new Christmas dress for Rascal, so why shouldn't Scallywag get some new Mum made Christmas shorts too?

I kept it simple (the fabric is busy enough) and drafted the pattern using a pair of shorts that fit well. Scallywag loves how they turned out. So much so that I suspect that its going to be a problem getting him out of them!

The good thing is that they fit well over his cloth nappies. Being a fairly tall two year old, he is getting towards the height that clothing manufacturers assume that children will have outgrown nappies. For the time being I think that Mum made shorts will be the way to go (and as long as I can use fabric like this, Scallywag will not be complaining!)

8 comments :

  1. Good work! Love the fabric and we had the same problem with cloth nappies and pants- they are either too big or too small. He will love them!!

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  2. Love them! I've made all Riley's shorts this summer and I think they look so much nicer than shorts you buy ( and they fit better too).

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  3. Perfect fabric for a pair of shorts, Juliet!!! Have a great Christmas.

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  4. Love how you've used the double needle here too! Makes them look nice and neat and profesh :)
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  5. Gorgeous fabric - and just perfect for those shorts!!
    Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!

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  6. they look great! I adore that fabric too it's so awesome....maybe I need another car dress??

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  7. sounds like you bought the fabric with a project in mind so, no rules broken!
    they look fantastic!
    xo

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  8. Well done - they look great! no doubt he loves it! What a great rule to have! I don't know that I could be that restrained! x

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