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.
Ok friends just a heads up, this post is not going to be picture heavy since my model this time around is far from being as cute and cooperative as my usual ones.
I have sewn the first piece of clothing for myself! It is the Casual Lady by Go To Patterns. I have had this pattern for some time now but I got the kick in the but I needed to sew it up now as it was included in the Pattern Member Club for July.
This was super easy and took me only a couple of hours. I made a size small, but I added a bit to the width of the lower half because my body has that weird shape and its even worse now after all the bbq this summer!
So here goes…