Since I have decided not to buy any clothes for Anita and Viktor, at least now for the time being, I really needed to make Viktor some pants. So I printed out the pattern for the Kudzo Cargos by Charming Doodle for Willow and Co and thought I would make him the skinny version. And so I did in size 5. Thankfully I tried them on him before attaching the waistband and I panicked!
They were way to tight on him!
What to do – what to do??
Well, I had enough fabric to make a new one and Anita could always use a pair of pants as well. But she is not in a size 5 by far. Then I read in the instructions that one could add elastic to the waistband, so that’s what I did and just shortened them some. And BAM they both got a new pair of pants!
I always get so frustrated when I try to buy accessories for my little ones. There is this huge selection for girls, just name it and they have it! And then in the boys department there are like a few belts, caps and band-aids maybe, at least that was the selection last time I went to H&M.
Anita has her Hello Kitty handbag with her everywhere she goes, she even sleeps with it! Viktor being only 18 months older than she is, they kind of do everything together and always want the same stuff, so he has been borrowing her other Hello Kitty handbag for his treasures.
So armed with Pinterest and a sewing machine I knew I just had to make him a cool messenger bag. I bought some fabric with pictures of cars on it, but he didn’t like it and insisted on a Lightning McQueen bag. My local fabric store didn’t have that kind of fabric but they did have some iron-on patches so I got that and some red and blue fabric. I used this tutorial for the bag but I cheated and bought a ready made strap.
I didn’t have much time to sew up the April patterns from my sewing rabbit membership, but last week I whipped up The Jack and Jill Colorblock Shirt for my little man. It is a great shirt pattern with lots of options for both boy and girl shirts from Peaches and Peanuts. Shannon the designer behind Peaches and Peanuts also has a blog called little kids grow, which I have been following for some time now.
He had already told me that he wanted me to sew him something blue and orange and it didn’t take him long to choose the fabric he wanted when I let him look at the fabrics I had on hand. I only had scraps of the orange one so I couldn’t do much colorblocking. I’m thinking of putting orange buttons on it as well, I just have to go to the store and get some. At first he didn’t like that I made the short sleeve version but after wearing it for a little while he forgot all about that and thought he was very cool with his Ray Bans as well which match the shirt perfectly! The Ray Bans are of course from Synsam Sandnes Optikk, the best place to get glasses in Norway, not that I’m biased or anything – I just work there! 🙂
And here he is my cool dude! 🙂
Not the edible kind though but the cupcake top a design from sewing mama raeanna. It’s a sweet simple unisex knit t-shirt with a kangaroo pocket and some ruffles for the girls if you want. I made one with ruffles in size 3 for Anita and a size 5 for Viktor without the ruffles of course. They both love their new t-shirts especially the pocket.
A few weeks ago I became a Pattern Member of the Sewing Rabbit. You get 3 patterns each month and it’s a great community to get to know other people with sewing addiction and share your projects. This first month we got the cool Knight Hoodie, the practical Toiletry Travel Bag and the sweet Madeline Dress.