This afternoon I went to Spotlight with my eldest son as he wants some long pj’s. I was going to buy him some but after looking at the quality thought I could make them plus I really only like buying 100% cotton clothing and it’s hard to find sometimes.
So I told him “I could make you some” he laughed as all 14 year old boys would at such a suggestion but I said i could try but he would need to come with me and pick the fabric and pattern.
This is what we came home with……
The pattern was on sale for $7.50 and the fabric was $24.95 but the lady gave us $10 due to a promotion so it only cost me $22.50 for both.
I have cotton and cord at home so still saved on that.
The funny thing about all of this is I had to explain to him how I was going to make his pants. Kids today really don’t have an understanding of where and how things are made. They just walk into a shop pick something off a rack, pay for it, take it home and wear it when they are ready.
Do you remember when your mum made you clothes? What did she make?
My nana was a seamstress so I think it runs in the family but with two sons I stopped sewing. My passion was smocking. I still have my smocking machine, it’s travelled to different countries as we move around but now is in a packing box long forgotten. Hate to say it but if I became a grandmother it will get to come out and visit the world again. I’m thinking 20+ years away for that to happen.
So fingers crossed and I may even have pictures to show you all over the next few days. I know it has 2hours to make but not in this family.
Have a great night