Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kids Clothes Week Challenge

I'm in, are you?

I have ideas floating around in my head and I have dedicated a pinterest board to KCWC.  I can't wait!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Summer P.J's

I love a quick sewing project and summer P.J's are great to whip up in just a couple of hours.

These sets are for a friend with two beautiful boys.  I used a shorts pattern I made myself last year and did a simple applique shape on a store bought t-shirt.  Super quick but very effective.

Mr. J has now requested some summer P.J's.  Lucky I've got a few months still before the hot summer nights start.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mini Golf Pants

I picked up some check fabric in the discounted section of my local fabric store a few weeks ago.  When I spotted it, I knew it would be perfect for a pair of mini golf pants for Mr. J.  The best thing about these pants is that I cut them out and stitched them together in under an hour.

My model wasn't into posing with his golf set when I took photos.  Instead, he insisted on wearing his new footy top and doing a few 'super hero' moves!

I added some pockets to the sides for all those wonderful treasures little boys seem to collect and Mr. J was one happy customer.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thrifty Finds

I paid a very quick visit to our local Op Shop (thrift store) today and came home with these goodies.

The doilies I intend on using to make a light shade for Miss E's room and have been looking for some the right size for quite some time.  All 6 of them cost me a grand total of $3.00.  I also picked up 3 zips for 50c each and a cute pair of earrings which are the perfect colour for Spring.  They were the princely sum of $1.50.  Not bad for a 5 minute whip around.

What great Op-Shop finds have you managed to pick up on your travels?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Girly Dress Up

I'm not one for boxing my kids into gender roles but I really think some things are ingrained in kids.  Mr. J loves super heros, wrestling and dinosaurs whilst Miss E is immediately into anything pink, frilly and soft and fluffy.

Whilst culling our dress up collection recently, I realised there wasn't really anything in there that was, what one would call girly.  The only thing I found was a pink feather boa and funnily enough, this is what Miss E dresses up in when they play.  I decided it was time to add something to the dress ups that Miss E would want to wear.  I went through my stash and came up with these.

The fabric is a satin I picked up from Spotlight in the remnant bin a while back and the top is something my mum gave me to use for a project such as this.

I was originally going to make separate petal shapes for the skirt to make it look like a fairy costume.  However, I decided I wanted something I could whip up quickly for her and I also needed a quick sewing fix with only 1/2 hr to spare.

Here's what I ended up with.

When Miss E woke up and saw her new dress up, she was immediately impressed and wanted to wear it straight away.  That's enough praise for me!