Friday, 24 April 2015

KCW Day 5: Cheetah Patch Pants

Cheetah Patch Pants

To be honest this was the project I struggled the most with this Kids Clothes Week – it was one of those projects that should be a really quick sew with good results, but it didn’t really end up that way… And the photos make it look better than it is.

I used my old standby leggings pattern from the book 'Growing Up Sew Liberated' and the fabric was repurposed T-shirts. The sew took around an hour, so not that long – but it feels like most of that time was spent fidgeting with the appliques/ cheetah patches that my machine was so determined to eat. (I must have been feeling over confident after such a good applique experience the other day. Although that involved appliqueing woven onto a nice thick sweat shirting, whereas this involved 2 thin knits = recipe for disaster!)

Ah well, they turned out OK… and although they are currently a little below Isabelle’s knees, these leggings are quite long (there’s an inch or so folded under) so I think they will look better as she grows! I definitely could have done worse, at least I didn’t sew them onto the the back of the leggings!

Cheetah Patch Pants 2

The fact of the matter is, the best thing about these pants is that they are modelled by Isabelle. That girl can make anything look good. She was a little ‘wild thing’ today though, non-blurry photos were hard to come by. I took these photos right after picking her up from Kindy when she was hyped up from making cardboard robots, feet dirty from the Kindy garden and hair sticky from eating a very juicy pineapple!

We are going away this weekend, so I wont quite finish out the whole challenge. However I’m hoping I’ll have time to finish and share one last project with you tomorrow and hopefully I can finish the week of sewing on a high.

And now I leave you with a couple of photos that I’ve already used, because like I said: non-blurry photos were hard to come by today!

Cheetah pantsCheetah pants3

Also, while I’m in the mood for confessing things, is it bad that I had to google what the difference between a Cheetah and Leopard is … because I couldn’t remember?

Have you had any sewing projects that haven’t gone quite to plan recently?

Jen x

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1 comment:

BigLittle said...

Haha, I hear you about having the simplest "sews" trip you up.... They look adorable and I'm sure she will grow into her knee patches in no time :) xx