Here’s my Kid's Clothes Week offering for days 5-6 undies for Isabelle. If you’d asked me a few years ago if I would ever sew undies for my kids I would have laughed in your face. But that was before I saw this kid's underwear pattern from That Darn Kat – how cute are those undies?
Cuteness aside, there are a couple of other reasons for my decision to sew undies. We started toilet training Isabelle in earnest about 2 weeks before we went to Christchurch – she was going like a dream and then we had to travel down and there was a bit of a relapse. We had so many accidents on our return that Isabelle ran out of her own undies and had to use her brother’s! Also, Isabelle is often a bit little for store bought undies, they usually gape at the legs – not so great for containing ‘certain’ accidents if you know what I mean!
Although the training is back on track now – I thought why not make it fun, with some ‘fun undies’? (I have to tell you, I was ‘this’ close to heading up this post “Fundies!” Count yourself lucky!)
But they really are such fun! (And most importantly, a hit with Isabelle who put a pair on straight away.)
That last pair is my favourite and reminds me somewhat of Abby's gorgeous handmade adult pair – quite possibly because we both used the same Liberty fabric!
As well as couple of small scraps of the Liberty knit fabric that I also used for the girl's leggings, most of the fabric I used was scraps of knit fabric from my stash including a repurposed tee and some left over owl fabric from a previous Spoonflower order.
The pattern is great and pretty easy, with one of the best things about it being that they are made using no elastic and therefore extremely comfy.
I also made a pair of training pants (the original reason I bought this pattern) – it’s not an idea suggested in the pattern, just something I saw on Pinterest (link and more to come in a future post, once I’ve made more and tested out their effectiveness). But essentially they have an extra patch made of 2 layers of absorbent microfibre (the stuff used for inserts in pocket nappies); covered by waterproof PUL (also used to make re-usable nappies). See what I mean below…
I plan to use these when out and about and overnight as toilet training progresses.
I also have a bunch more undies cut out and ready to sew. Once you get making them, it’s a little addictive – coming up with the fabric combinations is the best part!
Ok that’s enough about undies for one day!
Joining in with the fun that is…