Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy pants

Well, I was pretty happy with them, I would be happy wearing them, was the recipient happy? No. 'They're too daggy' was the comment. Particularly the pockets, apparently. Kate, can we swap children? Or maybe they just need to hang out a bit, so she appreciates me *sniff sniff*.
Anyway, she wore them yesterday and today, despite some unknown primary school aged boy telling her they were 'dumb' (Reinforcing my "all men are pigs" mantra) and looked so cute, I could eat her.

These are the 2 pairs.


If you remember, the pattern is from here, and I'll do a quick review. Great instructions, easy to follow, and the first pair is definitely the longest, the 2nd took about 1/2 an hr! I liked the tissue paper patterns initially, but traced it off on tracing paper, which is a bit heavier than my normal greaseproof paper, so it was a bit harder. I also (der) forgot to add seam allowances so they are just over locked, and won't fit her for long!
We are having a visit from Nana and Pa Pa this week, my Dad and his partner, so Little Miss had her first baking experience. Oh, I did it when she was a week one, but then sewing became more interesting, and I stopped baking. She loved making these with Nana, I enjoyed eating them har har.

I also made her this- it was originally floral both sides, with a big diamond cut out in the middle of one side, to put the doona in through. Fine except she kept waking up with her legs inside the doona, annoying! So I kept one side floral, and used the effalunt fabric on the other side, with a bit of chenille to widen it. It's lovely, she loves it, I'm enjoying sleeping under it at the moment in the lounge room.




10 comments:

Selina said...

love that elephant fabric!!! looks great with the red chenille too. I wish kids would be a bit more appreciative, mine is starting to give me the shits, big time!! I actually gave her homework the other night to write down 25 things her parents do for her and it took her hours to think of anything! little toad.

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

Those pants are way groovy. That girl doesn't know her fashion!

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

They are so CUTE! Don't you just love 6 year old stuff? Man the things kids say - and everything is dumb right?!

the textured leaf said...

I love the pants! wow you have been so busy. Very inspiring as I dont feel like doind a darn thing today.
Ive been meaning to pop over and see the new abode. It looks like youre settling in but im probably way behind. Ill have to scroll backwards now.

Kate said...

Hey they look great! I bet she's the coolest kid in her class.

Liesl said...

Those pants are ace! Tell Little Miss that primary school boys wouldn't know style if it came up and bit them on the bum.

L xx

Cindy said...

I have been admiring all the ones that Kate has been doing too! I so have to get this book, thnkfully mine is still too little to have too mcuh of an opinion - when it comes to clothes anyway!

Lark said...

They are great! It's not just boys who are mean - my son has become very self-concious since hearing certain comments from a slightly older girl cousin!

dorothybills said...

The pants look great and I love the pockets, kids..no taste! When my daughter was about the same age I made her a gorgeous dress (took ages) she only wore it when I forced her after she told me she did like it, so in the end I gave it to her friend who loved it and I got a kick out of seeing her wear it all the time..but was the last time I made her clothes, sob sob, x
P.s You pin cuhsion was finally send yesterday...boy it can be hard to 'get' to the post office, so sorry it's taken so long, hope you like it!

Tania said...

Groovy as! (bloody boys). Is it just me, or could we have done with a little more of the UP IN LIGHTS about the non-allowance for seams in the pattern? Yeah, yeah, whinge, whinge...