I had plenty of this fabric left over to whip up a couple of pinafores, one for my daughter and one for her little cousin who is a only a week younger. They make an adorable pair, both with a tint of red to their hair and that sweet cheekiness that only two year olds can get away with! This is my little red head being cheeky in her new elephant pinny....
My little niece looks equally adorable in hers. (I really need to clean the bird poop of the sliding door behind my daughter.....erww!)
In other news.....that isn't pinafore, elephant or bird poop related..... I've been doing some costume sewing for my eldest son who has his very first dance concert on the 14th of November. He's been doing classical ballet since the start of the year and he is performing in six dances for this concert, one of them being a solo! I'm very proud of his efforts since he's never danced before and he's doing exceptionally well. It seems that my life of sewing ballet costumes has begun....a little earlier than expected because I am anticipating plenty of sequin encrusted numbers that I will have to run up for my ballet mad daughter, but I wasn't quite expecting to have to do it for my son. This time I got off pretty lightly and only had to make two pairs of pants. I used a pattern for pyjama bottoms that I made for myself out of my 'Tilly and the Buttons' book, which is really easy and was actually the very first garment I sewed for myself. I went off the smallest pattern and altered it to be a fraction smaller so it fit around my slip of a twelve year old. I did a denim looking pair and a black pair.
They certainly aren't perfect...and the black pair I felt like hurling across the room several times...what on earth was wrong with my sewing abilities today??....but I got them done in the end. Thankfully, from the audience, the weird sewing won't be noticeable!