Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Start of a Winter Wardrobe


As I said in my last post, now that the wet, windy and cold weather has come, my main priority is sorting out  the kids winter wardrobe.

My little girls wardrobe has been in dire need of an overhaul for a while now, as a majority of it is suited for summer.

So there will be a few girly clothes to show in the next few weeks as I start to fill it with warm and cosy pieces and probably a couple of twirly skirts....just because!

The first on the list were a couple of easy leggings.


Pattern from my Ole Faithful: Ottobre 2010 Spring edition .....this magazine has well and truly paid for itself over the years....I have made so many clothes, and learnt so many new techniques using this magazine!

Just look at the pattern piece for these leggings.....there's just one, yet it's designed in a way that it adds interesting detail without any extras


Here's the start of the pleating!


Then once that's basted and sewn, the rest is so quick.  I had this polkadot pair cut and sewn together in two hours....probably would have been less if I hadn't chosen to do it just before the boys returned home from school, whining that they were hungry!


And I even did a bit of handmade upcycling for the first denim knit leggings.  Using my own handmade dress that I made a few years back....it had been hanging at the back of the cupboard for the while, so it was time to put all that material to good use....
now it'll get far more wear!

And a random side note: After taking these pics this afternoon, where I was making the most of the brief moment of sun, the neighbours dogs, frightened our sheep into the broken chicken coop ( the cows were the culprits this time ) so Mike ever being the opportunist decided to grab the large Wiltshire Ram to move it to the neighbours vacant property ( to get jiggy with some Wiltshire ewes ) but of course mid trying to drag this Ram ( he's huge ) I got roped into helping.....which is fine, except for the fact that I had been out today, and was wearing a skirt tights etc ( you get the idea ) and then the weather changed with a crack of thunder.....so imagine this:

Me driving the ride on, dolled up, skirt, tights, gumboots and all! 
While Mikes on the trailer, holding down a Ram almost the size of himself.....hightailing it up the road while the rain starts to pelt down and me desperately trying to hold my skirt down from showing the neighbours my choice of underwear! Oh and four kids hanging out the door, yelling out at us.....probably wondering what their crazy parents are laughing at!
The Neighbours were probably well entertained


Anyways I'll be linking up with Leonie at Show and Tell






11 comments:

Leanne M said...Best Blogger Tips

Funny! Not at the time, though, I am sure. Love those leggings, they look fantastic! I love quick and easy projects, they make you feel like you have at least achieved something amidst all the chaos.

Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

Teehee - very funny story :) and those leggings! They are so cute! Gah I need to start sewing clothes for my girls!

Sally said...Best Blogger Tips

Love those leggings - they've been on my "to do" list for a long time. Thanks for the inspiration to get a move on with them - the detail looks awesome.

Miriam said...Best Blogger Tips

oh I love that image of you all dolled on the farm bike - go girl - like the marilyn munroe shot but rural NZ instead of NY!!

Susan C. said...Best Blogger Tips

Hahahahah.......glamorous!!!

Contrast that with me often being seen in the neighborhood in the slippers and gown....fleecy slippers and dressing gown.....

Juliet @ Tartankiwi said...Best Blogger Tips

Well somebody's got to keep the neighbours amused don't they?!? We can't have life getting dull- no no no!

Love the leggings, you really are super super clever at clothes making- really!

offsquare said...Best Blogger Tips

Haha, that's a great story! Love it. Gorgeous leggings too. Any project completed in 2 hours has got to be satisfying :)

Ginx Craft said...Best Blogger Tips

The leggings look great. My daughter lives in leggings, they are so useful.

Elizabeth Rogerson said...Best Blogger Tips

I just love the buttons on the side of these leggings. I think the idea is just great, and what a way to make something different for each child.

Cat said...Best Blogger Tips

I have heaps of Ottobre patterns I need you to show me how . . . .

Oh hon I had tears of laughter!

Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

that legging pattern is AWESOME!! love it!

and your story! funny!!! (maybe not at the time though!0

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