When I first looked at these striped jersey trousers, I could see they had definitely been well worn and loved. A good wash brightened them up no end though, and I was excited to choose a set of rectangular sailboat design patches to complement their nautical look and give them a fun slant. The pants have a wide leg so rounded rectangle patches in child size (12.25 × 8.5 cm) were a good fit.
The world is full of gingham shirts so I wanted to make this one look just a little different. I pulled out a few patch designs from my collection including contrast blue and black gingham and white skull and crossbones on a black background (pictured) both ideal for boys’ garments. After much deliberation, I decided some black and white newsprint patches were just the thing to add a quirky touch of humour. The circular shape in child size 8.5cm diameter is a good fit and makes a change from oval or rectangular.
It’s time to reveal the second refashion in our Valentine’s Challenge, and hearts and flowers are replaced by camouflage fabric for the subject of this makeover – a bright green jumper pulled from the heap pictured below.
In case you didn’t see our first post on the Challenge, to celebrate the launch of our new range of mini patches suitable for smaller size childrens’ clothes, we’re seeing how many garments from a heap of charity shop cast offs can be refashioned into something cool before 14th February.