Tuesday, April 23, 2013


We know that my sewing machine and I don't get along. But recently I've had this.. drive to make clothes for my boys. I blame all those amazing, crafty mamas who blog about the adorable clothes they make for their kids with seemingly little effort.

So I tried to make pants. This is attempt number two.

The first ones were... bad. These are too long and maybe not wide enough in the legs. The Imp can't move in his crazy ways as easily as he'd like (but loves them, all the same). Here's where everyone else realized that tracing stretchy fabric pants and using non-stretch fabric to make new ones.. wouldn't work out so well. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.

This is the Beast's final birthday gift. I have two ponies and a dalek shirt for him. I love making freezer paper stencil shirts. Next weekend I'll be working on one for B's birthday.

Linking up with Nicole just for the fun of it.


  1. I must look into doing stencils like this! Jude would love that shirt!

  2. I shared making a pair of trousers too, I went for a pattern as I was not feeling brave enough to make them up!

  3. 'Sewing for Boys' is the most amazing book ever for mamas of little guys. There is a super-simple pattern (meant to be sewn in a knit, but I always make them with woven cotton) for pants that are my go-to pair for Asher. They're easy enough to figure out on your own, I suppose, but I don't always love the trial-and-error aspect of that, so I prefer to use a pattern.

    That shirt is phenomenal. xo

  4. I have been wanting to try freezer stencils but I am too afraid to. I love yours!!

    p.s. you won the encaustic art giveaway! I need your addy:)