Friday, 5 October 2012

Emily's Trousers

Emily is a bum-shuffler. Her preferred method of locomotion is to sit on her bum and pull herself along with her feet. She's been doing this for over a year now and, as you might imagine, it has rather a detrimental effect on her trousers.



(she very rarely wears dresses - bare legs on the floor get sore, and tights develop holes after a couple of wearings)

I'm loathe to buy her new trousers, as she will surely be walking soon (surely) (oh please) and then I can buy new ones knowing that they are safe from holes. So I collected her best, warmest pairs of trousers, and found some thick bits of fabric, and made some patches.



Then I sewed them in place with three rows of coloured stitching. By hand, because using the machine on toddler-sized trousers seemed far too fiddly.



Emily is helpfully showing you the new patches. 'Trousers!' she says. It's a good job she's so adorable.

(and to forestall some of the comments, yes, her doctor is aware that she's not walking. It's all under control)

4 comments:

  1. wow is that Emily in the picture? She's almost standing !

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  2. Yes that is Emily! She can do this sort of squatting thing, and sometimes will push up a bit into a crouch. But never all the way up

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  3. They are lovely! Although if she's bum shuffling you can't see her little bottom with a heart on!

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