Thursday, November 3, 2011

Darcy's Trackies

I was without a computer for a while because the old one up and conked out. Decided to dust off the sewing machine and run up some lounging about pants for Darcy. That kid has some real nice clothes, but he was staying with us and I thought he could do with some pants that we didn't need to worry if they got wrecked. Kids need plain, basic gear just for that reason.

Horrified that clothing for a three and a half year old cost just about the same as clothing for myself, I pulled an existing pair of trackies from his overnight bag, to use as a pattern , cut some sale cloth (sweatshirting) and ran them up. Pretty pleased. I haven't sewn for years. Used one inch elastic for the waistband, next time I'll probably go smaller.

Looked a bit plain. So cut stencils from kitchen packaging (thanks, Bell Tea!) and we used acrylic paint and a paintbrush to apply them. Acrylic paint is okay for this stuff. You can get textile medium, which you can mix with acrylics for using on fabric - but could we wait? No. So on it went as is.

Acrylic paint on fabric dries hard, but it's okay for outerwear like track-type pants.

One pair with white stars down the left leg, one pair with red stars, and the other's got 'naki boy' and stars in white.

Darcy's at that wonderfully magic age, where he'll wear what people make him. He had a hand in making these, so we're a wee bit proud of each other.

These things wash real well, and just the thing for kindy, methinks. Cost of each pair - roughly $3.

This photo blurry, but I think it's a good one anyway.


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