Somewhat surprisingly we have been basking in sunshine in my part of the world recently, not something that the West coast of Scotland is very well known for :)
So it was definitely time to have a go at Brindille and Twig's Banded pants pattern to rustle up some smart new shorts for the gorgeous grandson, who has also been enjoying the summer sunshine. I bought the pattern in April when it first came out, but this was my first attempt at making the shorts.
The gorgeous grandson is not yet 2 but I made the 2 - 3 size as I was worried that the 18 - 24 months size might be too small. (Turns out I was right to make the bigger size as they are not too big at all!)
I rummaged through my knit fabrics and had enough of this blue/black knit to make my first pair. As always with Brindille and Twig the pattern was really straightforward and quick to put together.
So, I had another rummage and discovered that I had enough of the grey and white stripe from an earlier t-shirt for the boy to make another pair of shorts.
Then I came across this great spot knit! I had to be a bit inventive with the cutting on this one so the front has an extra seam up the middle but I was delighted to have eked another pair of shorts out of the remnant.
By now I was on a roll :) I have lots of this plain green knit as the original order from Fabricworm had an ink mark down the middle of the yardage, so they sent me a complete replacement for the original order. As some of the original order was salvageable for these tiny size clothes I ended up with a lot of spare fabric. Can't fault the customer service from Fabricworm I have to say!
Fabricworm. Can you tell that I was having great fun rustling up these little shorts??
They should keep the gorgeous grandson smart in the sunshine for a while wouldn't you say, and I didn't even buy any fabric to make them :) Now I need to get cracking on some t-shirts to go with them! Now, that might involve some fabric purchasing because there are just so many great knits around!
So, my New to Me this month is trying out that new pattern from Brindille and Twig, what have you tried out for the first time in June? Regardless of whether it was a roaring success or dismal failure link up to this month's New to Me link party and we can share your pain or celebrate your success!
As always the Link Party will remain open until the end of the month so you still have time to write up that blog post and share your experiences with your fellow bloggers.