Everyone has a certain piece of clothing that they love, and can't bear to throw out when their child outgrows it.
My son had a gorgeous red and white checked shirt that he loved, and was sad when it didn't fit any more.
My daughters had matching cotton pyjamas with roses on them, which they adored, but the little pair don't fit either of them now.
I don't want to keep piles of old clothes hanging around, so often I make bunting from the favourite old clothes, or cut out a square or two to save for a memory quilt. This time, I decided to make each child a pump belt, so they can still wear those favourite clothes.
The only question was which elastic to use.
I decided on the pink eventually. I liked the colour of the green better, but didn't think little green monsters would go down well with big girl.
This one was easier. The spotty elastic was far too bright for the checked fabric.
The children like the finished belts. Big girl put hers on immediately, and likes the fact that it incorporates a bit of everything from the pyjama top, including a line of the pink ribbon along one edge.