Technically speaking, it’s already day 3 of kid’s clothes week… But I completed the sewing for this on day 1, so I’m taking it 😉 Now, I usually try to set myself some goals for kcw, so this time around, because my sewjo has been pretty low, I didn’t want to set anything concrete (i.e. this pattern with this fabric, etc), but I diiiiid want to try to sew up something for every one of the kids. So here I was, late at night, with 2-3 kids sick at one time or another last week, deciding that I would sew up one full outfit for each of them…. These are still high plans, especially when you consider that kcw is meant as a one hour challenge! But here is my first full outfit (minus tights 😉 ).
I started this outfit with a geranium dress I had already cut out over the holidays (did I cheat here… just a tad… but it wasn’t sewn up yet!). I sewed up view B in a size 3-6m. The fit, as always with the geranium, is perfect. I used this Alice in Wonderland double gauze print that I had grabbed from imagine gnats last spring. I fell in love with it, only to realize after that 1 yard wasn’t going to be quite enough for A. So I saved it, wondering what kind of top I would make with it or another type of inspiration… Then you know, we had baby J and aaallll fell into place. This double gauze, was still going to be a dress!
I lined it with a double gauze solid that I had leftover in my stash from a previous project. I could not be happier with how this turned out! It is soooo soft, and the pleats still look crisp. Also, this is one of the few times I’ve done pleats, and I’m still wondering why I don’t do them often (it may have something to do with my hate for the iron… but the result is still soooo good).
It’s still winter here, so I couldn’t let the poor girl be cold in her dress. So to complete the outfit, I decided on using this scrumptious French terry and pull out my Ziggy pattern. Olu kindly sent me the baby version around the time it was released and I couldn’t wait to get into it… Unforunately I never got around to it until now (what a mistake!), because it’s such a quick sew I whipped this one out in about an hour, including piecing the pattern and cutting the fabric.
I think together, the pieces work out great! The sweater has a loose fit, so the dress doesn’t seem to be squished in there. Fit wise, I sewed up a 3/6 m for this as well. But I didn’t quite account for her head size when I sewed on the neck binding. I used a different method then the instructions, so it closed the head opening a little bit… A little bit too much, since I couldn’t get it over her head. So I’ll be fixing that this week, once all my kcw goals are done!
Now for worn pictures 😉 Because I couldn’t get the Ziggy on, it’s not getting as much love as it truly deserves in this post… But I couldn’t leave out these cute pictures of the worn geranium!
As you can see here, the length fits her really good (does that mean I have an average sized child!!!??!!) And I can’t wait for her to get some wear out of it.
Are you sewing along for kid’s clothes week?