Thursday, March 26, 2009

A girl needs candy pants, yes she does

Encouraged to spend, spend, spend by my local fabric store with a $40 voucher should I spend more than $100, I traipsed off to Queanbeyan and did as I was bid! I came away with several metres of cute polka dot poplin, some groovy B&W quilting fabric, as well as a few other bits and pieces.

Over the weekend I broke out the 1/2008 edition of Ottobre and whipped up some 'Candy' pants and a 'Nirunaru' pinnie top for Romily. The pants are fab and sewed up really easily. The Nirunaru top only went up to size 92cm, so I cut a 2cm seam allowance instead of 1cm and made it into a swing top, rather than a pinafore dress.They turned out great and Romily loves them. They're perfect clothes for Playschool - nice and loose and not too heavy. Playschool is pretty high energy, so jeans, etc. aren't ideal.I'm planning on making these pants and tops in a couple of different colourways. Rom will be able to wear t-shirts under the tops and long socks under the pants when the weather starts to cool.

How lovely it is to be able to make such cute outfits for your kids! Especially when they actually still like wearing them!

11 comments:

myblackfriendsays said...

I really like the top--it's cute!

Doodlebug Gail said...

OMG - how cute! What a great idea to make that swing top - looks like there's plenty of room to grow. Romily is looking so much like you, particularly in the first photo.

Emma said...

Whatever makes you think she likes wearing them?! Very cute!

Little Munchkins said...

Very cute! I see it didn't take you long to cut into the fabric you got from SL. Love the embellishments too.

Helen said...

Lily, I also used to make quite a few of your clothes. Of course, they were not as colourful as the ones you make for Rom, but you were happy to wear them. She is a lucky little girl. And the clothes look great on her.

Love, Mum.

Austy's Mum said...

The top is such a great little pattern isn't it? So easy to make and the different fabrics really make it different. Looks cute as a top! That was half of the reason I chose it for Madelyn too as it will last for ages (made with extra length as a dress to start with).

Lily said...

Yes, I should have acknowledged that my Mum used to make clothes for me too! Must be where I get my inspiration from - of course they didn't have the fantastic fabrics we do these days. Endless options!!

Karen said...

These look great Lily - I haven't checked out that pants pattern but will now!
Isn't it also nice when people ask where you bought the clothes from.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Doesn't that look great...fabulous job supermum!! I have been catching up and for a busy mum awho cooks, studies and aint getting all the sleep she could, you are still getting a lot done!1 Loved the holiday snaps as well..and the swap gifts, good job.
Love Tracey

Mirjam said...

gorgeous, I wish i would have the gift (and room) to make outfits myself....
so if you ever run out of giftees I am happy to forward address and sizes!!! LOL

nicolette said...

Lovely fabrics, outfit and girl!!

The corduroy bounty looks great too.

Good luck with the essay and the study!