Little Posers

I’m not going to admit how many hours of potential sleep I squandered last night, because it is downright foolish. However, I am going to show you the result. Finn is off on a school excursion today to experience what life was like in “the olden days” (for the record, he thinks the olden days were when 1 and 2 cent coins were used, haha*)

Ottobre-Waistcoat

Students were encouraged to dress the part, so I hit the op-shop yesterday and dug up a checked shirt for a couple of dollars, and hit the sewing machine late last night to create this waistcoat (pattern is from Ottobre 3/09). Throw in a pair of (non-authentic, Esprit brand, also op-shop purchased) blue jeans and some elastic sided boots, and he should fit right in. Just don’t look too closely at the handiwork, ok, because late-night, sleep deprived sewing makes me incredibly sloppy. When will I learn not to leave things ’til the last minute?! Anyhoo, from a suitable distance it looks good – and don’t you love the model poses?! (Check the pinch-grip though – he’s so tense when being photographed!)

Not to be outdone, here’s another poser – Niamh has recently had a bit of a growth spurt which has allowed her to fit into this tunic a little better (it’s still big though – she should get heaps of wear from it).

Ottobre-Tunic

I love the second pose – it’s her ‘ooh heck, there’s a bee’ look :giggle:

*For my non-Aussie readers, 1 and 2 cent coins were used from 1966 until 1992!

8 responses to “Little Posers

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  2. They are too adorable!

  3. I think the wasitcoat turned out great! Your kids are such cuties!

  4. They are sooo cute, I can not belive how fast they are growing up.

  5. Your waistcoat is way more impressive than my Vest!
    Or should that be Finn’s waistcoat and Rory’s vest.

  6. I didn’t even make a waistcoat….have to try harder next time.

  7. Love that bee look! haha…

    I used to sew a lot of the girls when they were younger, even had my own sewing/refinishing/monogramming business. I do miss sewing, so I decided to work on a quilt for my bedroom and refinish some chairs I bought from GoodWill.

    I added you to my blog list…
    😉

  8. So sweet! Thank you for sharing. I am very impressed – not even close to making something like that for my boys. Love the tunic too!