It seems that there's a bit of a gap in the market for the kids that don't want to be covered in slogans, brands or dress in skimpy, sexy clothes.
So our nine year old has been wearing the same denim shorts and a couple of t'shirts on high rotation since school finished a few weeks back.
This morning when both those t'shirts were in the laundry pile I decided enough was enough and when visiting the local craft shop I decided to check out the pattern section.
I have made plenty of clothes in the last few years. Many for my kids, for presents and for sale. But I have never made any from a pattern. I have devised a cut up old clothes and trace the pieces technique or just draw straight onto the fabric a shape I like and cut it out.
But for some reason sewing for the nine year old seems different. It has to look right, feel right and be comfortable and cool.
We came home, put Pepper to sleep, set the girls up with some Das and off I went to choose some fabric from the stash.
And it worked!
And she loves it!
And she wants another one in different fabric and a longer one she can wear as a dress!
I'm totally excited about sewing from patterns now as this one was so easy to follow. It comes with the pattern for a short sleeve and long sleeve version too. The only thing was that the pattern pieces are for size two to seven so I had to trace bigger pieces for size nine.
She's run off to the shed to show her Dad and I'm typing away as fast as I can because I can hear Pepper waking up.
I hope you are having a great day. XX