I've just realised how little time I have left before 'my sewing room' (sometimes referred to as the spare room) needs to be cleared out & ready for visitors. So I've been grabbing spare moments (thank you sandpit) to get some sewing done, finishing off some bits in the insanely large pile of works in progress, and making a few clothes for the kids and myself (having given up on ever buying anything due to the heart palpitations I get at the thought of herding 3 kids and myself into a change room) .
The idea was to get some summer gear made but in rummaging through the fabric shelves I ended up making up a dress for Addie and some wool and cord pants for Max (???)
This fabric reminded me of buttongrass and I wished I had bought enough to make a skirt for myself, for now it is a new dress for Adelaide. Given her growth rates to date it should fit her for the next 2 years, giving me time to make a skirt for myself & do some strange mother-daughter-dress-matching.
With a little red flash from underneath....
The wool pants for Max were made from these wool-blend pants picked up at the op-shop eons ago to experiment with making kids pants from adults clothing.
I used a basic pants pattern to chop them up, incorporating the pockets for the front...
...and these great tabs for the back
The photos are terrible but you can see the general idea. I've just got to go & stitch up the hem and add a bit of elastic to the waist. With some luck he will wear them without complaints of scratchiness.
The cord pants are already in rotation....
and Max's backpack is getting there s...l...o...w...l...y (currently being carted about on a frisbee)
Now I really need to get back to reality; washing our sheets after Leo vomited all over them (and me) this morning, scraping the ants out of the butter (why do they suddenly give up on the honey when you least expect), encouraging Addie to put her clothes back on, the list goes on....and on....and on.
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