Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A navy corduroy jacket, and a Babar jumper

Today I bring two flashbacks; two, because I don't have very good photos of either one to warrant an individual post, and because I am trying to whizz through these old projects a little faster than I have been up until now... These items are both things I made for Tim when he was about two.
The first is a little navy blue corduroy biker-styled jacket that zipped up the front (biker-styled... for a two year old, lol!), which I toddler-ised by using contrasting red for the collar and trimmings, the pattern from a Topkids magazine.  Even though Tim wore it a lot, this is the best photo I have of it...
And the second is a little jumper that I knitted using a pattern from a Women's Weekly magazine.  Babar is embroidered on the front over the knitting stitches.  He wore this a lot... and I have heaps of photos of him wearing this, but these are the only ones even vaguely showing off that embroidery!  The lower picture, taken at Lake Mountain in Victoria, is the first time these sandgropers had ever ever seen snow in our lives!  We made a little snowman!
(translation: sandgropers = Western Australians)


  1. I haven't thought of Babar in years! It is so much fun to look back at old pics. Especially when you come across someone wearing something that you completely forgot that you made! Have you kept any of the clothing that you made for you kids? I kept one or two, but wish I had kept some of the special items I made for them as infants. Now that my granddaughter is on the way, we will be starting a whole new batch of sewing memories!

  2. It's fun to look back on old projects and have it remind you of the good ole days.

    Thanks for the insights on how Burda waist bands are generally constructed. What you say makes a lot of sense. I don't feel criticised at all - just helped!

  3. Cute! Cute! Cute! Which reminds me - I have a Babar tapestry somewhere that I worked on at age 10(?) or so. Ran out of yarn for the background and never finished, because the yarn cannot be matched. Can't even think of throwing it out, but what to do with it?

  4. Oooh, I remember Barbar the elephant! We used to watch it at my grandpa's house... :)

  5. Cute jumper. And how I wish Topkids magazines were still around.

  6. We love Babar! And I love that the original books use such rich vocabulary - Gideon learned so much reading those with me....