This week was a week of celebrating the simple things. Simple things like having the time and energy to sew some much needed basics for the boys.
With neon sprinkles on top!
Pattern: Self drafted with extra long sleeves and body!
Fabric: 1m of this wonderfully textural fleck fleece, my only purchase from the Cloth House in London on our trip last year. I left with a tiny piece of fabric but left them with a whole lot of drool.
Ease: Easy sewing
Tidbits: This looks so plain and I agonised over whether to add a little embellishment. I ended up leaving it plain but I still wonder whether the eye needs a little something to rest on. Or are we just trained to want a logo??
I wanted to thank Super Bloke for being amazingly amazing by FINALLY making him a promised something before summer arrives. Next up on his sewing list is the Japanese coat and some jeans, so I took the easy road this time!
Bloke Rating: 4.5/5 (worn it every day since!)Kidlet decided that the chicken dance was the best way for Dad to celebrate!
Pattern: Cucito Autumn 2014
Fabric: 1m Fleece
Tidbits: These turned out to have a lower crutch than I expected but kidlet loves the extra room. The fit of Japanese patterns is great for my skinny kids and I didn’t make any adjustment except for leaving off the cuff. I love the circular pocket.
Lessons: I made two pairs from this pattern and the weak spot is under the pocket which I have had to go back and back tack a few times after the first wear!
Also, removing safety pins from elastic is advised to avoid trashing your last double needle. Do’oh.
Kidlet Score: 5/5 Deprived child hasn’t had any functioning trackies for a while!
And in the lead up to my surgery we also celebrated everything breasty with more sprinkles! Just check out those nipples!!