Category Archives: creating for boys

KCW: more shorts for Hugo

Hugo’s wardrobe gained another pair of shorts this morning. I used the Apple Jack by moda fabrics – I think the alphabet fabric is just too cute. Once again, I sewed MADE KID shorts with flat front and pocket variations … Continue reading

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KCW: the one where the hat was too big

I’ve come to the conclusion you can never have too many hats for a child. Now that the weather’s warming up and we’re spending (much) more time at the park, I think we might need a few more for everyone … Continue reading

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KCW: KID shorts for Hugo

Hugo has a few loves in life: dogs, cars, buses, stars and balls. It’s a given, then, that when I was rifling through my fabric and stumbled across this Spot material I couldn’t pass it up. I was given this … Continue reading

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Two birthdays and some sewing

We’ve had two birthdays in the house – mine was earlier in July, and Elena’s this last week.  We both had lovely days, and we had a little get together to celebrate Elena turning three. I know it’s clichéd, but I … Continue reading

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A warm head for Hugo

Reading northern hemisphere knitting blogs during the Australian summer prompts some odd behaviour. I recently spied the garter ear flap hat pattern on the gorgeous Purl Bee. How could I resist? Elena is the most frequent recipient of my knitted … Continue reading

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Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 7…one more top and a wrap up

I burnt the midnight oil last night to finish sewing my final piece of clothes for KCW – another Geranium top for Elena (elephants!). I had planned to make the pleated skirt option but, by the time I had printed … Continue reading

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Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 6

Kid’s Clothes Week day six saw a new pair of shorts for Hugo. I used the KID shorts pattern again, this time with the normal boy length and the flat front variation. They are the 12 month size and are … Continue reading

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Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 2

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 … Continue reading

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Celebrate the BOY!: Baby Sophisticate

We visited some friends and their newborn son on the weekend. He’s a total cutie and they all seem to be doing very well. Elena seemed a little concerned at first – I think she thought the little one might … Continue reading

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