I’m loving this concentrating on sewing children’s clothes thing. It sounds restrictive, but it’s actually quite fun. I’m even getting on relatively well with my overlocker. I’m not sure how much I’m going to get done for the rest of the week though – Hugo came home from child care with a temperature. Again. Agh. He’s been to the doctor already, so hopefully he’ll be on the mend again soon.
These shorts are made from the same pattern as yesterday’s, following the directions for racer shorts.
I made Hugo the smallest size (12 months) with elastic to suit his waist measurement. The fit is really good and should last him a while.
The fabric is so happy – so nice and bright.
Elena’s dress is re-purposed from one of Alex’s business shirts which had bitten the dust. I followed the MADE tutorial here.
I was sure it was going to be a complete disaster the whole time I was sewing it (it’s a self drafted pattern, to an extent), so I’m really glad that the end result is wearable.
There are a few things I’ll do next time to make a better fit for a longer lasting garment (I’d widen the dress, make the waistband slightly looser, and do a better hem).
Elena’s a big fan of the dress and is especially proud that it’s made from one of Alex’s old shirts.
PS: Today’s your last chance to enter my tutu giveaway – I’ll close the comments and announce the winners tomorrow!
Your creativity is incredible! The dress is adorable! As are those cute shorts for Hugo!
They are 🙂 I’m doing my best to come up with exciting boy sewing projects but it’s a bit hard!
I always find boys harder to dress than girls. Even when shopping for clothes. Girls are just easier!
That last photo of Elena posing in her dress is adorable! She’s looking so grown up!
Scary, isn’t it?
Cute shorts! Your stitching is so perfect, and I love that fabric choice!
Those shorts are adorable. Might have to purchase that pattern and give it a go. Henrik’s chubby legs would look so cute in a pair of shorts. And I am in LOVE with the shirt dress. Would attempt to make one for me if Mal was a lot bigger.
You could always thrift a shirt from Vinnies? There are tutorials around for adult sizes 🙂 Give the pattern ago – it’s really versatile 🙂