Wednesday, October 29, 2008

On My Desk....on a Wednesday

My nephew Nico is having his first birthday party this weekend so I'm making him some clothes. I was planning to be further along with the birthday production line than this, but I had another lot of prospective buyers come through the house at short notice lastnight so it was a mad scamble to clean up all of the crafty mess that I had strewn all over the kitchen again (and make the bed, and pick up the dirty washing from the floor, and bring in the fabric that was drying on the pool fence)!

While my roast lamb dinner was in the oven lastnight, I sat on the couch and did some crazy stitching on the felt star. I had already used vliesofix to set the star in place so the stitching is really just for a bit of added effect.


I almost forgot to mention, that these pants were made from a $1 mens corduroy shirt from the oppy. I cut the two front panels from the back of the shirt, and the two back panels from the front of the shirt. This photo is the back of the pants which have the front pocket from the shirt. I just layed the pattern piece in the correct place so that the pocket stayed in tact. I think it turned out pretty cute!

For much more On My Desk action, head on over to visit Kirsty and check out some more desky action shots.



16 comments:

Drewzel said...

Fantastic! He'll love 'em.

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Would that be 'the pattern' ?
Great pants by the way and very thrifty too!

Shellbells said...

lovely idea!! he'll love em

Sherrin said...

I love how you have incorporated the pocket of the shirt into the pants. Great idea.

Linda said...

the pants are so cool and the pocket from the shirt is fantastic!! love your apron too!!

SadieandLance said...

Gorgeous! I didn't realise the pocket was the original shirt one!

What pattern do you use for these cute pants? I can't remember if you've mentioned it before or not?

edward and lilly said...

Fabulous, you're so clever to make them from a shirt!

muralimanohar said...

Ooh, I love those! That star is awesome!! :D

Cass said...

Great repurposing Cam. Love the star

Lauren said...

Very cute! I love the star too! Happy Birthday to your nephew

Taccolina said...

Well done, those are super cute, and you're very clever to reuse the shirt - I love that look.

Jenny said...

You are a clever auntie and a wonderful recycler-great pants!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

That's a fab re-fashion ... especially being in corduroy. That star looks fantastic. He's going to be a very cool 1-year-old!

Robyn said...

How cute! Your nephew will love them. I like re-using old stuff for new - it's fun.

THE ESSESS said...

They will look cute on Niko!!!

Elizabeth said...

what a great idea! and i love the star!