Remember the scene from the movie Castaway when Tom Hanks character finally makes fire and he’s standing in front of a huge bon fire and says I…HAVE MADE FIRE…then starts singing “Light My Fire” by The Doors. That’s how I felt this weekend when I made my first garment…a pair of pants for Kira. It was almost, but not quite, as good as when I made my first knitted item, a hat (that I still wear).
Of course there are mistakes but who cares…I’m learning. (I can hear you speaking to me Teri)
Here are some action shots. As you moms out there know it is almost impossible to get a toddler to stay still much less model but my girl was a true sport.
Especially when she has a bag to fill/play with.
I added elastic around the ankles since the pants were long. I think it makes them even cuter and more comfy.
This child is obsessed with my sewing machine. “How works mummy”…”Turn on for me”…
I love my girl…look at that face…
Oh right I’m talking about pants…
Only my mum and my sister are going to get this picture and her pose. Like mother like daughter. A little background for you. Absolutely every time I try on clothes I end up putting my foot out just like that. I don’t know why but I do. It’s drives my mum and sis nuts. It’s one of those silly family things we have to pick on each other for. When I saw Kira do it I almost fell over….she is more me and I am myself.
In general I think they fit well. There are things I would do different but not bad for a first start and with no pattern. I did use this tutorial though which was incredibly helpful.
The fabric came from Joann’s by the way. Yummy, comfy flannel…I have to make a pair of these for myself.