Sunday, August 15, 2010

Soccer Shorts

On a recent trip to Spotlight, a rare one with my boys in tow, they spotted a gorgeous boys fabric and said 'Mummy, can you make some soccer shorts please?' - and how could I resist that!
So, here they are. Jack chose red, because it's his favourite colour. Mason chose the blue, which also helps my husband differentiate between their clothes, since they are the same size.
The shorts took me about 20 minutes each to make, as I found such a simple pattern. They just have elastic waists, great for little boys and toileting. I have since made a pair of denim ones for Mason, who has decided to skip size 3 pants and therefore doesn't fit any of Jack's shorts from last Summer.
If you would like me to make some shorts for your boys, or girls, ready for summer, please let me know. This pattern is from size 3 - 8 and I'm sure I have smaller shorts patterns too. 
I have found that shorts are getting so expensive at the shops, plus you can only buy boring plain prints. A pair of elastic waist shorts at BigW the other day was nearly $10 - these soccer ones cost about $5, depending on the size you make.
I have also just bought a cheap white t-shirt (I'm not good at t-shirts yet) and bought a soccer ball iron on patch at Spotlight and made matching shirts for them. Jack is very excited by this and asked if he could wear them to preschool this week and show his teacher and friends - how sweet!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer Baby Sets and Cute Shoes

I have been stuck at home a lot lately with my boys having chicken pox and now each has a cold, so that has given me plenty of sewing time. Plus, in our new house, I don't have a dedicated sewing room, so I can sew and see what they are doing all the time.
I have been sewing little summer outfits for babies the last week, so if you are having a summer baby or have a friend/family member who is, why not buy one of these? They come in a variety of sizes, and I can custom make one to the size you require, for $10 a set.

I have also perfected these little baby shoes. These ones are the 2nd set of each I attempted, as the first 2 times there was one spot in the pattern that wasn't clear, but after those errors, it helped me realise what I had done wrong, and now I know. I think they are just gorgeous! Again, they are available made to order. Please note these are only fabric shoes, and are only one size, to fit up to about 6 months.

I also made this gorgeous little girl's summer set using a pattern from my Mother in law, that you can still buy in the shops so it must be a timeless pattern. Again, it is available to be made to order and sells for $15. 
If you are not busy on this Saturday, 7th August, why not pop into see me at the Craft Markets at Stafford Heights Baptist Church from 8am-12pm. I would love to see you :)