Wednesday, 25 April 2012

{KCWC} What I made yesterday (day 3)

Feeling the teensiest bit guilty for doing so much sewing for Isabelle and none for the boy, yesterday I decided to make Noah something. (Actually, come to think of it I have made Noah one or two things recently – but generally speaking I find it easier to sew and find inspiration for girls things, the same goes for Summer things over Winter things.)

Anyhow, I made the Noah-potamus a grey and red stripey hoodie…


My ‘model’ proved difficult to work with as he didn’t want to stay in one place for too long, preferring to galavant around the backyard at great speeds not conducive to a ‘photo shoot.’


Pattern : Burda Easy 9748

Fabric : Red and grey sweatshirting – thrifted and cuffs and hood lined with grey merino knit given to me by my Mum.

This was my first time sewing a zip, and now I wonder.. what was I ever worried about!!! I’m pretty happy with the result really.

I’ve had a couple of people ask what pattern I used for Isabelle jackets featured in my last KCWC post. I made the pattern myself by tracing around a jacket she already owns that fits her well. I loosely based it on this.


I also made a bunch more merino tights for Isabelle again using this 'Made by Rae' easy tutorial.

In case you wonder why I bother making tights … Well firstly, they are super easy (especially on my new overlocker!!) – honestly the cutting out part takes the longest, plus it seems to be quite hard sometimes to find plain white tights, let alone ones with decent wool content .. which hikes the price up.

…And lastly, unrelated to all this sewing stuff, and on a completely different note… yesterday I was wearing this:



Yesterday in here in New Zealand, and in Australia, we celebrated ANZAC day an annual public holiday remembering and honouring those ANZACs that died in war, especially at Gallipoli.

This necklace was handed down to me and has the pendant given to my Great- Grandmother when her son, my Great Uncle died in WW2. He was a air navigator and is a bit of a hero in our family. I feel very honoured to have this necklace and wear it every ANZAC day and on other special occasions.

Did you do anything special to commemorate ANZAC day?

Joining in with Our Creative Spaces – be sure to check it out AS WELL AS The KCWC/ Elsie Marley Flickr group and be prepared for inspiration overload!!! Seriously, there are just over 6200 photos of awesome kids clothes in that group… and counting as I type!!

Jenny xox


Andrea @ said...

Love the red stripes! Cute sweatshirt. And those tights are absolutely sweet! Stop by and link this up to Make It Wear It, a weekly blog link up for all things made to be worn, at

Anonymous said...

That is such a cool hoodie! Lucky Noah!

tartankiwi said...

Ah the challenges of taking pictures of children for our blogs- I know the problem!
Love the stripes- great for a boy! He looks really happy with it!

Hootnz said...

Love this little jacket, and would have never tbe able to tell that it was your first time sewing a zip in! Oh and your gorgeous boy and his glasses....reminds me of my youngest boy when he got his first pair :)