In a previous post 2016 Sewing Goals you may remember I made 5 goals to complete this year. Number 1. Learn how to use my new sewing machine and 2. Make an item of clothing for my little boy! Well here they are!
I found a lovely blog post from Made by Toya showing you step by step how to make a pair of dungarees. I didn’t think they looked too difficult so thought I would give it ago. The fabric I found on an ebay fabric shop with cars and buses on and I fell in love with the print straight away. I wanted a fabric that I didn’t have to pattern match as I don’t feel my skills to manage that just yet.
The pattern was easy to follow. I added a 2cm seam allowance to it as it wasn’t included on the pattern and due to cold weather at the moment and the fabric being cotton linin mix, I ordered a pale blue cotton to use as the lining. The pattern doesn’t ask you to line the trousers but I did as I wanted him to be able to wear them straight away and not freeze!
All in all it took me about 4 evenings, and I love them! I have some more fabric but in a different design which I am going to make another pair out but shorts for the summer.
My son is 18 months and they we a little too small as he is very tall so I added a 2 inch belt for length and they fit perfectly! I also added a turn up so he can grow with them.
I have the clothes bug now, so what shall I make next? I’m thinking of buying the book Sewing for boys as I can’t seem to find that many blogs about sewing boys clothes, Any one used it or can recommend a book or blog with some interesting patterns?
Remember I am still very much a beginner!