Tuesday, December 4, 2012

We're all going on a City Holiday

The Fab Three were going off to camp.
In the past,the city camp was 'school uniform' required,so I went on a uniform sewing session a few months back.
However,the 'powers that be' decided to make this one casual.
Slight problem,not enough smart things for hot weather.
These children grow!
The oliver+s Field Trip Tee is proving a firm favourite in our house. This is a size 12 in a very stretchy lycra knit.
The Clever Charlotte Finch Shorts are another frequently requested item.
These are a size 8. They are quite a roomy fit considering my Twins wear a size 12 O+S bottoms.
I used a medium weight drill.
Another O+S pattern the Class Picnic Top is a very smart little piece,offering good sun protection. This is a size 12 which has plenty of room and the slighty higher yoke will give ease for a bust.
The fabric is from Tula Pinks Parisville collection.
The shorts are the lovely Finch,again in cotton drill.
The same combination of patterns,this time is shot cotton for the blouse and a lovely soft linen for the shorts.
Different fabrics give a completely different look.
I sewed another Field Trip tee in some buttery soft City Weekend interlock to wear with some lilac Finch shorts.
And Elsa requested a lemon coloured ribboned trimmed belt.
This was simply some cotton webbing with two D rings salvaged from an old school bag.
Hugo picked a vintage pattern and chose some hanky linen for the shirt and a linen/cotton mix for the shorts.
Giving the stinking hot weather it was a good choice in hind sight.
Hugo is more a shirt then a tee man. This Vogue 8759 style is BullRush shirting was a good fit and looked snappy paired with the Vogue 1753 shorts in a taupe linen.
I finished up with three new pillowcases as I was not too keen to send them off with my nice white ones.

Despite the hot weather they had a blast.
Unfortunately,Elsa twisted her ankle iceskating and is still on crutches and Hugo will have a fine scar where he split his cheek falling minute later.
Both still agree it was a great camp.

Many thanks to the teachers and parents that helped out.

xx N

18 comments:

  1. I LOVE the grey stripe tee. I am a sucker for stripes.

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    1. Thank you,I must admit I wouldn't mine one either....
      xx N

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  2. I'm completely smitten by your gorgeous creations, Nicole (kids and clothes, lol)!
    So sorry to hear about Elsa's twisted ankle and Hugo's scar :(
    Growing up in style is never easy :) Kisses, Ana Sofia

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    1. Thank you Ana Sofia!
      Poor Elsa is till limping,its a good thing it is not netball season!
      xx N

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  3. You certainly sent your older kids off to camp in style!

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    1. Thanks Cindy,it was fun to see them put their outfits together.
      xx N

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  4. You are a legend! Those clothes are just so amazing - how on earth do you find the time? They all look totally funky but still age appropriate which I always find an issue with RTW. Your kids could be fashion models :) I am hoping to find my sewing mojo today as it has been sadly absent for some time. I have everything I need for my entire piece and your post may be just enough motivation for me to finally get started. Beautiful job!

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    1. Thank you Jillian!
      I have had a rotten week chasing my tail and your comment has given me such a boost!

      I loathe RTW for young adults,especially girls! I love that my tribe are happy to wear home sewn.

      I really hope you got to your sewing today,usually once you get started.....
      xx N

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  5. What great outfits. I need to pull out my finch pattern again. I love Hugo's shirt and shorts too

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  6. Thank you Rachel.
    Love the Finch shorts and Hugo definitely likes his shirts!
    xx N

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  7. Seriously smart outfits, Nicole - love all the shorts - and the tops, and the shirts!
    Glad they are home safely, and hope your week get better...xxx

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  8. Thank you Justine,it felt good to sew things they actually need!
    It is very nice to have them home and thank you for your kindness.
    xx N

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  9. The grey top with the pink shorts is my favourite. I'd love one of those myself!

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  10. Thank you Sharon,I wish I had enough left to make me one too!
    xx N

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  11. Wow, awesome sewing, I especially love those Finch shorts!

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  12. Thank you Jane.
    Love the finch shorts,Justine has made some for Rosie too!
    xxN
    PS What's my coffee,####

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  13. Honestly, there is no way I could ever pick a favorite out of all these outfits. So stylish for camp!

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  14. Thank you Brittney and the best thing is,that is pretty well summer going out clothes sorted!
    Anything else is a bonus!
    xx N

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