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!