Monday, 24 August 2009

Toilet Training


I've figured out that the six pairs of undies that I got from Pumpkin Patch are just not going to be enough, so I thought I would have a go at making them myself.

The fabric is a stretchy terry towelling that Mum gave me to make grow suits from. The pattern is from Ottobre 2004/4 (Winter).

The airplane on the front was on the disk that I got with my embroidery machine. I swapped the blue for green and the black for blue. I used cut-away on the back and used some solvy on the top to stop the loops from popping out through my image.

The undies have a layer of interlock in the gusset, and I added a layer of interlock to the inside of the front panel so that the back of the embroidery design wouldn't be too scratchy.
They aren't perfect, but I do believe they are kinda cute.
Now all I have to do is wait for him to wake up so we can try them on....

10 comments:

  1. Oh they're so cute! What a fab idea. Kids undies are so expensive these days, so that's a wonderful alternative.

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  2. These are too cool Carmel. Impressive sewing. While I will respect your boy's privacy, can you at least tellus how the fitting went?

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  3. They fit nicely - although he didn't wear them for very long...

    Liam was very pleased with the plane on the front.

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  4. Adorable! I can see my little man toilet training with a pair of these too.

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  5. These are really sweet Carmel - I'm sure you will be making many more pair as he will always be asking for the 'plane undies'.

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  6. GREAT idea, and very well executed too! Now for the difficult bit... the actual toilet training. Ugh. I have all that ahead of me. All attempts thus far have been failures. Good luck!

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  7. Good luck with the training... at least the pants look fab.

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  8. Very cute undies, but even better your beautiful boys, they are just adorable!!

    I saved some of my sons when he was little along with many other clothes. I just thought his undies were so cute and tiny with their little cars on them. Enjoy your boys, they will be grown before you know it!!

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  9. cute undies you clever thing! I never thought of making them for keira! I love my ottobre too! always refer to them when I'm stuck for something to make!

    Corrie:)

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