Dungarees for the kids

Sorry for this very long pause on the blog but if you read my latest post in the summer, you know that by now our family has a very cute new member and I’ve been quiet busy in the last couple of months. I promise, I’ll get back to you with baby pictures as soon as I can, but right now I would like to show you something else.

Our little baby girl did not hurry to meet us, in fact, we had to make her live my belly, which meant that I had a bit extra time before her arrival and of course I used this extra time to sew! In fact, I made three dungarees: one for each kid! I let the boys choose their fabric and they were happy to wear these pants all summer.

Unfortunately I have only pictures of one of them but as you can see, the pants were a big hit, especially because I also let them decide on how many and how big the pockets should be.

The pattern is a freebee from Lilabrombeerwölkchen and called 3KäseHoch Latzhose (Size: 62-140). Unfortunately her website is no longer available which is sad because she had great patterns. 😦

What was your favorite summer project? Tell me in a comment!

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Maternity Skirt Nr. 1.

As you probably already guessed after reading my head line, yes, we are expecting an other baby! It’s going to come in mid-summer and we still don’t know if it’s a girl or a boy. Even with our first son we taught until the seventh month that it’s going to be a girl, then it turned out to be a boy. And my husband already bought some girly dresses which are still unused… You know how hope works! 😀

Anyway, a few weeks ago a went through my maternity wardrobe and realized that I have only one or two good skirts beside the four-five pair of pants (which are all kind of uncomfortable) to wear. Because my maternity pants aren’t so comfy, I wanted to have more skirts. They just seem like an easier option right now for me, so I went through my fabric stash and came up with a few ideas.

The first skirt is a blue one I made last week. I went to a concert with a friend and I wanted to have a nice outfit for the evening, so the same day I sat down to my sewing machine and following the design of an existing blue jeans skirt, I created this:

The fabric of the skirt is from Ikea and was a left over piece from my sister’s bag I had to make her a month ago. The upper part, which is obviously a stretchy fabric, was an old T-Shirt of mine. I just flipped it upside down and cut the bodice. I even used the existing hamming for the elastic band!

After cutting the skirt, I realized that it’ll be too short to my taste and I added this little beauty fo the bottom. Now it has something interesting going on on the back side, as well. How do you like that?

And on the front I just added two pockets because pockets are a must for me!

Well, I had my doubts while making this skirt but it turned out to be my favorite maternity skirt so far because it’s actually very comfortable and looks as I hoped it would!

I plan to make one or two more skirts and now I hope they’ll be just as good as this one!