Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Christening Presant for a Little boy!!!!

A friend of mine got her little boy Christened a few weeks ago and we were unable to go.  She messaged me on Sunday wanting to get togerher so our boys could play.....ARGH I remembered the Christening and that I hadn't got him a presant yet so I have madly been sewing on Monday and Tuesday to do these couple of outfits.

A pair of jeans and an appliqued top.  I drew up the jeans pattern just using a pair of Dominics pants and then I just added pockets and cuffs as I went.....It was just a make and see what looks good thing!

The pockets at the back.

An Elephant appliqued on the top.  This is my first attempt (well second but the first was a disaster so I would like to forget that time LOL) so I think I did well this time!!!! It helps to read the sewing machine manual and find out there is actually a special foot for applique!!

And this little outfit I actually got the idea from Melly (hope you don't mind Melly!!) She made this little bloomers for a presant for someone a few weeks ago, when I saw them I thought they would be great for my little man Dominic as he is always just getting around in singlet and nappy so I thought it would be nice to make these for him to put over his nappy.  So I got the pattern but yet to make Dominic any yet!!!

Little Bloomers...They are oh sooo cute and easy to make!  I got this material from in my town but it was expensive it was $24/m OMG (she also had 20% off) but AJ saw it and loved it cause it has lemo (Elmo) so I got have a metre and made these shorts and I will make AJ a pair of jeans with the cuffs and pockets out of this material.

Now this applique didn't come out as nice, the machine chewed up the fabric on the point in two spots leaving a hole.  Of course I only purchased one little top so couldn't do another so I tried to darn the holes closed but still noticable.....I will still give it and just explain what happened and my friend can just put it on her little boy around the house!!!!


queenlatina said...

these are so good Emma. I love the star and the elephant. Very cute I'm sure your friend will love it.

Vik said...

Such a cute little set Emma, I love the pockets on the back. Can't believe you winged it, you are too clever :) The bloomers are too cute as well, bummer about the holes on the star top but I suppose that is how we learn :)

becanne said...

They look great Emma - I like that blue star fabric.
Did you use any sort of stabiliser underneath the fabric when you appliqued? I use baking paper. Just rip a bit bigger than your design and pin it to your fabric (baking paper underneath, pins on top)applique as normal and then gently rip the paper off the back when you have finished. Basically it stops the fabric stretching as you sew, and also helps it slide smoothly around under the machine.

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