Gearing up for Kids Clothes Week

22 Apr

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.

Inspired by the thought of the week ahead and the fact that my little boy now goes to preschool on a Friday morning (as well as Mon and Tues) I decided to do some preparation work:

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):

Treasure Pocket Pants

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.

Treasure Pocket Pants - whales

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.

Treasure Pocket Pants - whales

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!

Treasure Pocket Pants - whales

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:

Heart of Charnwood

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