Tuesday, November 5, 2013

PJs, shorts and another apron

Hmm, mysterious post title that, I wonder what I'm going to show you?

Clem has a habit of begging me to make him things out of such ridiculously adorable fabric that I am powerless to refuse. Check out those little lions. On Japanese cotton lawn. Oh, I suppose a second pair of summer PJ pants won't go astray.

And then, the Heather Ross Briar Rose frog pond shorts. It wasn't until I looked at this photo that I began to question the placement of that log on the front. It's just a log, and I will think no more of it.

Both PJs and shorts were made with my go-to pattern for Clem-pants, from Japanese Pochee magazine. Alas, he's now in the biggest size!

Styled with his pyjama top this morning, and a froggy hop.

 And he wanted me to take a photo of him wearing Dadda's childhood fire hat. It's made from that really sturdy seventies plastic and is in amazingly good shape.
Lastly, here's an apron I whipped up this morning as a gift for my boss at the job I recently left. Australian readers will probably be familiar with the 'map of Tassie' reference and corresponding placement on the apron. Let's just say it suited my boss's sense of humour very much. Inspired by the Sew Liberated Gathering Apron (in this post), I made it with a great big kangaroo-style pocket so it should actually be quite useful for her, as well as silly. Maybe good for gardening.
The apron is made from a souvenir linen tablecloth I've been hoarding for a few years (plus a bit of plain natural linen). I've been tempted to make myself a skirt from it but I'm not sure I could exactly, you know, wear it with pride. Apron - much better idea. And hard as it can be to make the initial cut into prized fabric like this, I'm always happier to see it put to good use rather than languishing in my cupboard. Yay for stash-busting gifts!

- Jane x


  1. Oh, Jane - love the apron! Seriously funny :-)
    Clem's shorts are fab too - he does make great fabric choices. The log made me giggle - I did something similar with that Loch Ness Monster/Spoonflower fabric last year.... ;-)

    1. Ahaha - strategically (or not) placed Nessie :D teehee! I am practiced in avoiding boob-flowers etc but the little boys, I forget about!

  2. Love the apron too, gave me a good laugh!

  3. Oh - I love the Briar Rose pants. Gorgeous!!

  4. I infer that the "map of Tassie" is similar to the "misplaced log" in terms of visual references? I do love how this post - so prosaically titled - really just "kept on giving." :-)

  5. I LOVE that gorgeous and cheeky apron. I'm guessing she is going to love it.

  6. Ha ha ha, I made a joke about 'map of Tassie' on my sewing forum and then had a very interesting conversation with a Canadian friend.
    Fabulous and very very funny!

  7. Funny apron idea - so inappropriate, yet innocent looking :) While the log is so innocent, yet inappropriate looking… oops

  8. Love the apron, didn't know about the 'map of Tassie' joke but obviously get it now. Also, your log comment made me spit my coffee out I laughed so much! Sorry, you are being bombarded by comments from me today as I attempt to catch up with everyone's news. Hope all is well. Bethx


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