My brother-in-law is 6'4" and his son is taking after him. Poor little guy grows out of his pants faster than he can get into them.
So I set to work right away in making him a new pair of looooooong pants to cover his ankles on those cold winter mornings. And of course, what I make for one, I have to make for the other.
I used this awesome pattern from Simplicity:
It's probably not in their books anymore but if you ever find it in the bargain bin, and you have little ones to sew for, make sure to pick it up. I've used it loads of times because it has lots and lots of sizes in it and it's super easy to alter.
Here's the boys version with the jacket made into a vest:
I got the cool edging simply by turning the fabric. That's actually the inside of the fabric.
And here's the girls version:
My niece is crazy for Disney princesses so she got a Cinderella embellishment instead of her name.
They also got their Word Clouds, and because I don't want to be a weirdo Auntie who just sews them clothing, I threw in some smartie butterflies. What's Easter without a bit of chocolate, right? ( I was pretty sure they'd be getting a mountain of it from other sources)
ACK! I almost forgot to show you how they look on:
|Believe me, he's not usually this excited to recieve
clothing. I think his mother must've told him
to be nice no matter what he got from Auntie~
I'm not crazy about sewing for other people, but I love sewing for these guys. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday~
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