You may know that this week is Kids Clothes Week (KCW). I’ve joined in this event in previous years and had quite productive weeks sewing clothes for my children.
I pulled out my Sewing For Boys book with a plan for making another pair of Treasure Pocket Pants for the boy. I made a pair for him just over a year ago – size 2-3 years and they just about fit him now (aged 3 1/2):
In this photo from last year they are turned up and he’s wearing a washable nappy which probably helped them to stay up!
So on Friday I rummaged around in our rather full loft and found my bag of old jeans, I selected a pair of mine and a pair of Tobi’s and got cutting. I also pulled out a piece of gorgeous Ann Kelle corduroy that the lovely Fiona from Patchwork Delights sent me when she was clearing out her sewing room.
I tried to get a bit of sewing done early on Saturday morning (7am) but realised that the facings I had cut from the pattern were not long enough. I seem to remember this happening before, so after lunch I measured around the hem opening and cut my pieces to that measurement rather than the pattern piece.
So a pretty quick make and while he’s not tried them on yet he seems rather delighted that mummy has made him some more trousers!
I have more plans for the week which involve shorts for the girls and maybe some more trousers; are you joining in? what do you plan to sew?
I’m linking up to Ange’s monthly book challenge: