….. So it’s almost School holidays and for my little family that means it’s almost time for our tropical adventure in Thailand Being super excited I decided to get ready several months early and start packing my bag. But before I could do that I needed to try on my summer clothes and make sure they still fitted. SHOCK!! HORROR!!! They didn’t!! and I knew exactly why … I am laying all the blame with my 10 yr old son… who back in April asked for a toblerone cheesecake for his birthday, so being the lovely mother I am, I agreed to make one… If you’ve ever tasted a toblerone cheesecake you will understand why I have made it again… and again.. and again… (lol lets just say I’ve made LOTS) since then.
Instead of panicking, wondering how I was going to afford a new summer wardrobe or how I was possibly going to get rid of extra kilos in time, I decided the best solution was to dive into my fabric stash and make some new clothes 🙂
First I decided to go way out of my sewing comfort zone and make myself a pair of bikinis. I was fortunate enough to be born with a ridiculously long torso making wearing a one piece rather tricky – it either comes down too far at the top or goes too far up the bottom.. eeek!!! I may be a little old fashioned but I just don’t feel comfortable wearing bikini bottoms that are hardly there, so I decided to go with an undies pattern that I love and I know that has full coverage. I modified the Scrundlewear briefs by Stitch Upon a Time by lining them and narrowing the bands on the legs.
For the top I used the Sun Lovers Bikini pattern by Swim Style.. I just love the back of this top.
I was so happy with the results I had to make two more pairs!! And I’m planning more 🙂
Now that I had bathers all sorted I needed to work on other clothing essentials like skirts and shorts and dresses!!!
For my skirts I used the Heartlight Skirt Pattern by Pattern Emporium and added some pockets… because all skirts need pockets!!
I ‘may’ have gone a little overboard with the skirts … but they’re just so cute and fun to wear!!
Not content with just skirts I decided to make some shorts, which are perfect for any hiking we may do and just in case it’s windy!! Skirts and wind do not mix!!
I also wasn’t content with making just one…… so I made three pairs of shorts, using the super funky Easy Breezy Summertime Shorts Pattern by Crafty Mamas Fabric.
So far I have made myself two dresses for the trip. I used the Sunshine Dress Pattern by Patterns for Pirates, modifying one of them so that it has a roomier skirt…. And yes they have pockets!!
I now have a BIG problem!! How am I going to fit them all into my suitcase, as I’m sharing a suitcase with my boys and….. I may have also sewn new summer wardrobes for both my boys!!
These are just a sample of what I’ve made them….
I may just have to buy myself a bigger suitcase as I still need to make myself some tops to wear… plus I need room for all the fabric I’m planning to buy!!
We are going to be the funkiest dressed family this summer 🙂
So when your clothes no longer fit don’t panic…. Just make some more 🙂