The shorts went well so I decided to make a matching top.
Lottie decides she wants to play outside as the sun has come out, but I insist watching Mary Poppins yet again would be much more fun.
There is not quite enough fabric to cut the top the way I want.
No worries I will do tiny hems.
Tiny hems prove a nightmare on terry fabric.
Lottie decides to sing along to Mary Poppins at the top of her voice.
Crazily decide to try shirring for the first time.
Break a bobbin by pulling the elastic too tight as I machine wind it on.
Do three rows of shirring.
Top comes out too short.
Realise I need more rows of shirring but that will only make it even shorter.
Lottie's loud singing (read yelling) wakes up mister monster.
A spoonful of sugar will not help at all.
Decide to add an extra piece at the bottom to lengthen the top.
Both kids nagging to go outside and play.
Finish adding extra piece on the bottom plus a tie and button.
Realise I forgot the extra rows of shirring but am too lazy to unpick the button and tie.
Kids decide to use the lounges as rooftops and jump across them while singing Chimchiminee chimchiminee chim chim chiree.
Realise at this point it is a disater and will never come out how I hoped, but stupidly refuse to give up.
Finish hems and put it on dd to realise it is a very pretty 'sack'.
Let children play outside so I can snap some quick pics.
Clouds come back, wind picks up and it's getting very cold.
Make kids come back inside.
Hide the Mary Poppins dvd and let them watch playschool instead.
Lottie can't get my creation off quick enough and tells me she would rather just wear underpants.
Make a strong coffee and hide out on the computer.
But on a more postive note, I made these shorts for mister monster last week. They came out great and he loves them. Well I do anyway.