kids clothes week challenge: day one: tulip turtleneck

kids clothes week challenge

pattern: from this book.

fabric: jersey knit fabric from here

sewing time: about an hour ( I’d already traced the pattern pieces and prewashed the fabric)

overall: success! there may have been a loud snapping sound of a thread breaking when I pulled it over her head but I went back and sewed it up while stretching the fabric and I think we’re going to be okay.

hat: yes, another one. she wanted pink. it’s done … More

early start

kids sewing liberty fabric

I should just save this for next week’s kid sewing challenge but I want to stay motivated to get through my huge stack of sewing projects so here’s this top today. Thanks Karen for the Liberty print! When are you going to London again?

Pattern is from here and it was tricky! This was definitely a labor of love. Here’s the criss cross back.

kids sewing libert fabric

Liberty cotton lawn and knit jersey for the sashing (that’s what you’d call that, right?). I … More

day 5 – dots

It's actually warm enough to wear this dress today, when the wind's not blowing. This one was total instant gratification: a thrifted housedress + japanese craft book + 10 minutes.

don't mind the model, she's got a little cookie in the mouth. hard to catch her not eating.… More

day 4 – ball point needle

Yesterday I put the ball point needle in my machine to make a dress for Phoebe from some Heather Ross jersey fabric I've had forever. I used this pattern from the girly style book but made the longer dress version. So everything went together no problem. Between my serger and the ball point needle it was a breeze. And it looks nice on a hanger but on Phoebe it looks a mess. First, she hates the big floppy ties on … More

day 3 – forgot the sleeves

Here's the top I made from McCalls 6022. I followed the wrong path in the directions and sewed up the yoke sides before inserting the flutter sleeves so she's sleeveless. It's still cute but I would have like to have more Heather Ross on there. So Day 3 was a success, Day 4 was a mixed bag. I'll blog that later this afternoon.