Oliver+s Nature Walk pants,I am sure it never anticipated being made into these.
|Oh la la oliver!|
It's a little like taking Granny's wedding dress and making something out of it for your flamboyant cousin to wear to the Sydney Mardi Gras!(No,I don't have a flamboyant cousin,but wouldn't it be fabulous if I did)?
|Miss Z models Nature Walk swimmer #1|
It's swimming carnival on Friday and Misses E-Z needed new swimmers. I had made some a few months back for Miss Z but she left them wrapped up in a pink towel and there was a colour run issue....
The swim pants were a little flimsy and I noticed that Miss Z wore knickers under them so I decided to line them with cotton/lycra knit. This was a complete experiment,I generally don't 'do' knits.
I cut out the 8 for my 11 year old twins and then fitted them. As these are swim pants they need to be tight!
I made two pairs of the cut off pants,put them wrong sides together and overlocked the top and legs.
I then followed the pattern,treating the lined pants as one piece. It was very easy!
Ta-dah! A neat little pant-Groovy,but covering much more than bikini bottoms.
Miss E was very pleased but...."Perhaps they need a little something''?
|A little 'something'|
|The perfect buttons!|
|A big something!|
|I knew I bought these buttons for a reason!|
The stencils are so simple to use!
They are adhesive on one side.
|They wash up in water.|
|Leave to air dry and they stay adhesive.|
To be continued....