I finally finished Maddy’s trousers. It took me a while to get round to putting the ankle cuffs on because I was a little apprehensive about her wearing them. They are the same as Dom’s blue linen’s, Burda 142 (5/2011) but in a really bold print cord. Both fabrics and the t-shirt jersey are from myfabrics, a risk because I didn’t get to touch it before buying, but a gamble which paid off as it was all lovely. It took her about a week to put them on but then I had to steal them from her bedroom to wash whilst she was sleeping. This is the finished article:
They are no less vivid in the flesh! She tried them with a white t-shirt/blouse but that was too light and stuck to the cord. Then we tried a white and turquoise striped t-shirt – that looked ok. She is wearing the same t-shirt on the next picture but in navy/white. I may have to make a pale orange or turquoise t-shirt to bring the volume down a bit but her fave is a definite no-no with these.
searching for crabs
There was a fault with the cord which I hadn’t noticed prior to making them but the customer services at myfabrics is excellent, they have sent replacement fabric of my choice as this was no longer available. Hopefully she will have outgrown these before a hole appears where the fault is. The replacement is going to be pedal pushers, but I am currently working on a dress to go with the leggings made from leftover blue jersey.
Well it has taken me a while to write this post and I have done quite a bit of sewing but also a good chunk of studying. The final assignment is in so just the exam to look forward to now! Kids Clothes Week was brilliant, I managed to get Maddy’s t-shirt done but trousers and t-shirt for Dom. Following the trouble I had matching the pieces of Maddy’s t-shirt I added exactly 1.5cm seam allowance around the pattern.
The t-shirt went together much quicker than Maddy’s because of the seam allowances but also because there were fewer pieces. There were no contrasting side panels and no extra sleeves. The fabric was lovely to work with, I also used it for the waist band and ankle bands on the trousers. The pattern Imke is going to be made regularly, Dom needs the sleeves to be lengthened, but both kids are happy with them.
Dom’s trousers are low waisted, next time I will adjust them up an inch. The linen is great and I think there may be enough left over for some shorts for Maddy. Dom has worn the trousers to the beach and has asked for some cord jeans next. Surely that proves a success, requests for further projects – winner. I have already made Maddy some leggings with some of the spare navy jersey and I hope to make some shorts with the spare linen. I intend on making Maddy’s trousers this weekend which were planned for KCW but I overestimated my capabilities. I feel as if I’m on a roll and hope to continue sewing regularly, the knitting on the other hand is proving a challenge. Hey ho, can’t have everything.