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Tuesday, July 21, 2009


sewing project :: rocket shorts!

it's fun to see what kids gravitate toward.
i love to watch new fascinations emerge in my children. and for my son it's definitely rockets. rockets on the windows, rockets in his drawing pad, rockets with his building blocks, so the mama has to support that. . . i already made him a little rocket shirt and so now :: rocket shorts!

i used the idea in Amanda Soule's (i heart soulemama) book - The Creative Family, to sew the shorts. she teaches how to make pants for a child from an adult's shirt. so, i grabbed up one of hubby's old t's and made shorts. i sort of invented my own way of putting the rocket part on, after seeing Amanda's kids on the cover.

she doesn't teach how to do that, so i had to make it up. and i'm sure there is an easier way than how i did it. but! they came out pretty well anyway! and he adores them, so what more could a mama want?


Anonymous beth - total mom haircut said...

This is so funny. JUST YESTERDAY I pulled out my copy of Creative Fam thinking to myself, "I wonder if I would be capable a doing those pants made from a T shirt she talked about." The book is pulled out and everything, with me thinking it might need to give sewing a go. So yet again, you're pushing me in that direction:)

And yours turned out great, which is inspiring too!

July 22, 2009 at 8:41 AM  
Anonymous gardenmama said...

What a great job! I love that you found inspiration to make your own way of doing things, it came out so sweet!

July 27, 2009 at 9:42 PM  

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