It's Kids Clothes Week at Elsie Marley. The challenge is to spend an hour a day for the week making clothes for your kids. Here's my Day 3 update. You can find Day 1 and 2 here, and Day 3 here.
Along came Day 4 of the challenge, and I decided simplicity was in order - plain, boring navy blue tracksuit pants. Every boy needs a couple of pairs of tracksuit pants to get them through winter, and what an easy thing to make. I bought the fleece from my local fabric shop, made a pattern from another pair of pants and here's the end result:
Day 5 was spent hemming. I double-hemmed those tracksuit pants. I deliberately made them way too long, so that when my little man's legs' grow, I'll just unpick the hem, and there will be a finished-off hem underneath. As this made the pants pretty bulky at the bottom, I blind-hemmed the second hem by hand. I did the same with the Green-striped pants from Day 3 (and got lazy and decided not to add a cuff at the bottom). No seam ripping today - woo hoo!
For Day 6 (wasn't sure if this was a 5-day or 7-day challenge, but I had more to do, so why not keep going!), I made a fancier pair of tracksuit pants, this time in dark green fleece with a white panel down the sides - all I did was cut the main pieces about an inch narrower, and added a rectangle of white fleece. Still really quick and easy to make!
I'm really happy with all the outfits so far. I'll try to get some photos of my little man modelling the clothes tomorrow. Not sure if I'll keep going with Day 7 - wait and see how I feel in the morning!
Thanks for creating this themed week Elsie Marley. I've really enjoyed the week and seeing all my creations!