Friday, April 27, 2012

KCWC Day 4 - Disaster hoodie.

This hoodie started as a bit of a disaster really.  I only had just enough fabric and then I had to cut the 2 hood pieces separately, which was where things went wrong.  Not thinking I cut 2 hood pieces both on the same side.  DUH!!!.  When I went to put them together I realised I had 2 of the same side. So I chucked it aside and left it until I had the patience for it.  I finally decided it was time to finish it off before  Mr 5 grew out of it.   So I cut down the size of the hood enough that I could get one cut out the right way from the wrong piece.  Then i added a brown panel in the middle of the hood.  Whew, saved.  I used ooga booga knit on the inside of the hood.    Make sure you check out all the other things that bloggers around the world have been making, over in the Elsie Marley flickr group.  

Thursday, April 26, 2012

KCWC Day 2 and 3

Wow time goes quickly around here.  I am nearly 3 days behind in my KCWC posting.  Anyway the boys desperately need some pants and I love this pattern - some gorgeous details in them.  Made the 5 year old a cord pair with cowboy pockets. The just about 3 year old got a Brown canvas pair with robot pockets.  They are a really easy pattern to sew.  You can do as many or as few of the details you as feel like doing.  I didn't use piping around the pockets because i didn't have any and I didn't do the back pockets or the belt loops.
And YES that is pins you see in the hem - haven't hemmed them yet,  will do that when the boys are home from school and preschool.  The robot pants will go nicely with Charlie's Robot top.
The pockets close up.

I also love the look of the inner waistband with the contrasting fabric.
Will have some in action shots for you later in the week.

Monday, April 23, 2012

KCWC Day 1 - The Robot Top

Well we are in the new house!!  Very exciting. have been in for 5 weeks - been a very busy 5 weeks though, still quite alot to be done around here but feeling a bit more like a home.
I am taking part in KCWC this time and although most of the bloggers on the other side of the world are making Spring clothes I am making lots of warm winter stuff for the boys.   I was away on a craft retreat for the weekend and got lots of stuff for the boys made so I have lots to share this week.
First up-  The Robot Top.  

This is an Ottobre pattern, whichI have been eyeing up ever since I got these cool robot buttons from the lovely Nicci of Buttons by Benji.  I am really happy with the way it turned out.  It is made from a lovely thick cotton Lycra for the body and another stripy cotton lycra for the arms and a cotton rib for the cuffs and binding.   I plucked up courage to do buttonholes which I am not overly fond of doing and seem to only do at craft retreats.  The robot is an embroidery design that my friend Claire did on her embroidery machine.  I appliqu├ęd it on.

Of course Charlie could only keep it clean for so long.  Typical boy.