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.

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Sprinkles Jumper

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.

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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!)Sprinkles on TopKidlet decided that the chicken dance was the best way for Dad to celebrate!
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Trackies

Pattern: Cucito Autumn 2014

Fabric: 1m Fleece

Ease: simple

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!!

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