Monday, January 05, 2009

Christmas Outfits

I can't believe it's already 2009 and I still haven't had a chance to show off the Christmas sewing I did for my children! It has been so hectic here, Christmas came and went with a wonderous blur and then it was my darling Jai's birthday last Saturday too.... but that's a whole other post lol!

I usually make my boys matching collared shirts to wear on Christmas day but this year Jordan asked for some christmas shorts with a matching tee. So I used my trusty Burda patterns 9800 and 9641 (I love Burda!) and even cheated by not tracing out the next sizes up and just added a bit extra here and there, mainly in the length as my two boys have been sprouting up quickly. I made Cheriese's dress from Newlook pattern 6575 but ended up mixing up a bit of each view, but realised when I finished it that as I added the bottom ruffle, that I should've shortended the skirt, so it is a bit too long but then again she'll only just grow taller won't she! Next time I'll do it quite differently, the zip was very fiddly and kind of defeats the purpose of having a lovely lined dress if then there's a zip (well in my opinion anyway) so next time I think I'll allow a little extra fabric in the centre back and do buttons (easier and prettier!)

We took them into the 'magic cave' to see Father Christmas, as we do each year as that one is the 'real' one, and here they are riding on the carosel:

Cheriese DID enjoy the ride, this is probably the only photo she wasn't smiling in, but the one that was the best in focus one - the lights made for terrible photo taking.

These were taken on Christmas day just before lunch, I made them do some quick poses for me before they got all dirty!

back view

Finally a 'nice' shot of me and Cheriese (I'm usually behind the camera!)



Andrea said...

Great Christams outfits Natalie. Your boys rae looking so grown up, not to mention little Miss C. I just love her dress it is just adorable.

Leah said...

I love the outfits! You are a clever Mama indeed. And the photo of you and madam is just adorable.

Cass said...

Great outfits Natalie. I especially love the photo of you and Miss C

Little Munchkins said...

Great outfits for the kids. I love those pics especially the one of you and Cheriese.

Helen said...

I have to echo the girls Nat, that shot of you and Miss C is just lovely! Her dress is beautiful! Happy belated birthday to Jai too!

Cathy said...

Your photos are gorgeous...the kids look adorable! Love Cheriese's dress!

Austy's Mum said...

That Christmas dress is just divine! Don't worry about the extra length - you'll be able to use it next rear too by the looks. Makes it even more worth the effort.

Austy's Mum said...

woops next YEAR... feeding babies while typing is azardous!