Making clothes for my Children, my daughter in particular has been playing on my mind a lot these last couple of weeks. I realise she is at an age where some of the patterns I used to make things for her previously may be too small now and not only that but that she may not want to wear Mummy made clothes for too much longer! :(
This bothers me and is something I am setting out to rectify in coming days ... weeks ... months. I know the mechanics are essentially the same but the methods for making doll clothes and childrens clothes are somewhat different, but if can sew a dress for a 12 inch doll, surely I can make some appropriate things for Primary School children to wear. Right?
I think I'll ease my way back in with some simple skirts like these ones I made when she was 4 or 5 and then see what it sparks and where it takes me.
|The floral cotton in this skirt has worn & aged to be the softest sweetest fabric.|
I bundled up these long outgrown items, packaged them up in a paper shopping bag and dropped them off on a neighbours doorstep yesterday. This lovely neighbour has become a friend, she quilts. So knowing she would appreciate anything created by hand I asked her if she would like these, if they don't fit her young daughter now, I think they will quite soon. I also dropped off 4 large bags of outgrown clothes in charity bins, I find the things the Children have outgrown ( not just clothes ) contribute to a large portion of our current clutter and I'm slowly working through it.
Have a lovely Weekend all!