Wednesday, March 24

Experiment: Mini Boden Knock-Off

I have been drooling over these Mini Boden baggies for months, but just cannot convince myself that it is okay to spend $26 + shipping on a pair of toddler shorts. And trust me, I've tried very hard.

So, I decided to get creative and try to make my own. I pulled out my trusty Oliver + S pattern and set out to find some Mini Boden inspired knit. Why is it that nice, interesting knit is so hard to find? I ended up using this lightweight jersey cotton from JoAnn's. It was probably a mistake. By the end of the day, the little shorts were completely stretched out. I also used nylon/wool stretch thread, which proved hard to sew with. But, if I could find some better fabric-- maybe a French terry-- I'd like to try again.


8 comments:

m. said...

becca, i m so impressed by all you do! really loving reading your new blog. so inspiring :)

emilysigler said...

they turned out great! good job!

Janene said...

adorable! Did you have a pattern?

Liz&Meg said...

but they're so cute!!

Jen said...

So I had a dream about how you should make these... well really the fabric.
You should use thrift store men's polos. It is the right fabric and it is cheap. Just a thought. They did turn out darling.

Becca said...

Jen, What a fantastic idea! Now I have a reason to go to Savers this week!

Jen said...

Did you see that the West Little Rock Savers is opening really soon? I think it is a great location.

Becca said...

Yes! I can't wait and am already planning on being there early. I hope this one's grand
opening is as good as the north little rock one.