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KCW – May 2016 – Day 4


Day 4

Pattern: Choose your Adventure Tee and Dress

Size: 5 with added length

Fabric: 3 upcycled adult tshirts

So today’s item is a upcycled t-shirt for Elijah.  He always seems to miss out during these sorts of things as making for the girls is just so much easier.

I made him a CYATAD using a transformers tshirt that I bought from a second hand store for .20c!


See, even the back is kind of pieced together like it could transform into something else….I won’t tell you that the real reason is because I couldn’t get the whole back out of the t-shirt as I’d used it to cut some capris for Portia a week ago.




Have you sewn anything yet?


Kids Clothes Week Day 4 – Shorts for Elijah

So Elijah always seems to get left out when I’m making clothes, I’m not sure why, maybe because the girls clothes are cuter and I can make them matching.  But anyway, today I decided to make him some shorts as hes still wearing size 3 from a couple of years ago.

Day 4

Pattern: The shorts from the Sleepy Kiwis nightwear

Size: 4 for my skinny boy with a little added length

Fabric: from my stash

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I added some big pockets because every boy needs pockets.

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My serious little boy!

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This is what I get when I ask for a smile!!!!

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And he had to do a funny face.

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And when I asked him to pull them up a little, he wears his pants right down on his hips.

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Kids Clothes Week ~ Day 5 ~ Lined Motorbike Trackpants


Day 5 has come around super fast.

Today I sewed for the boy.  Who incidentally is turning 5 in 18!!!! sleeps, Yikes, that happened fast.

Mr “I have no long pants” has been asking for some more warm pants for a while so I though, right, KCW is the perfect excuse to make him some, and what better way than to try out another option of the Tamariki Trackpants.   See another option of this pant here.

With winter fast approaching, I made these ones fully lined with microfleece (as its thinner than polar fleece but still as warm) and the main outer is Drill.  Hopefully these will be sturdy enough to last Elijah the whole winter with no holes.  He is terrible as getting holes in his knees, and yesterday I found out why.  When I picked him up from Preschool he was zooming around, on the floor, pushing a car.  His teachers said that he spends his whole day on his knees, outside on the deck, with a car, inside on the carpet, with the train track.  I think I may need to add knee patches in LEATHER!!!

Oh, I just had another thought…These would make great outdoors pants if made in a waterproof outer fabric.


The pants are fully lined, and a bonus, they are reversible also.  The ankle elastic is a little fiddly to put in but well worth the work.  With two casings of elastic and a tie in the middle the waistband is a comfy fit and trendy all in one.


The ankles are pulled up in this photo because of being on his bike, they do actually sit on his ankle.

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I think he likes them!!!


Close up of the ankle, perfect for keeping them out of the way when running around and climbing or riding a bike.



  Sewing along with KCW

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KCW Day 4 – Hooded Vest

Well, I’m doing well, and keeping up with the days.  This morning I wasn’t sure what I was going to make, but Elijah helped me decide.  
This morning he chose is clothes, some shorts a t-shirt and this hooded vest that I made him 2 years ago!!!  Needless to say, it doesn’t fit him anymore and he was very upset about it…”make me another one please, with cars on the pockets” he asked so nicely.  
So how could I refuse him?
I mashed two of my patterns together to get this vest, both in size 4y.
 For the width and length I used the Streetsmart Sweatshirt Collection and for the neck hole, shoulders and arm scye I used the 4 seasons tank & tee as the streetsmart sweatshirt is a raglan style and not able to be sleeveless.
I also modified the hood a wee bit so that it met in the middle, to be the same as his last one.

I also changed up the pocket a little but adding ribbing along the edge, but it didn’t work out quite as I hoped,  it is functional but I’m not too pleased with how it looks.  Not how I envisioned it.
Super excitement to discover the pocket went right though.  Hello!!

All in all I think he was pretty stoked with his new hoodie and at first he wouldn’t take it off, even though it was super hot in the house.

I’m sewing along with KCW
I’d love to see what you are sewing if you are joining in…Please post a link if you are.

Elijah’s Birthday

I’m finally getting around to posting about Elijah’s 3rd birthday.  

I was very impressed with myself with how his cake turned out.  Although it was more green and pink than Blue and Red…lol He loved it anyway and thats all that matters.

Blue Velvet cupcakes

Left over icing piped onto krispie biscuits.

Very proud of his cake.

Opening presents, he was a very spoilt little boy.


The CARNAGE afterwards.

Now I have to start planning little miss almost 1s party in 3 weeks.
Here she is practicing to eat her cake.

Elijahs Birthday Preparation

My little boy turns 3 on Sunday…wow where did the time go.

They start off so small…8lbs

get bigger …

and cheekier 

He’s my clown

Tomorrow is his party and so today I have been busy cooking the cake and other treats.  

Mini blue velvet cupcakes using this recipe from Amybites.  They are more a green though, I wasnt prepared to pour in ALL my blue colouring to make them bright blue.

I promise I will post some photos of the afternoon tea.