This past weekend we had a party for the big kids who both had birthdays earlier this month. A party deserves a new dress, don't you think? So a new dress was made. It's a size two with a four length, with a button and loop instead of the exposed zipper. It's super comfy and she loves it and can't wait to wear it again!
Efficiency is key for me during KCW, so some assembly line sewing of a pattern I already know and trust is a great way for me to get something significant accomplished without getting too caught up in details.
As for choosing the pattern, my last post noted that Elise loves cardigans, and I love clothes that can be worn for multiple seasons. Short sleeved (or sleeveless) blouses fit the bill nicely as they can be worn alone with shorts in warm weather, and layered with pants in cold weather.
This week I went with The Stella Tunic. Since this is the fourth (and fifth) time I've made this pattern, I'm not going to go into why I love it so much again. Here are versions one, two, and three - I probably gush enough in those posts. The fabrics were both from an estate sale I went to a couple weeks ago. I believe they're both vintage, and the more colorful was a sheet. There I go, dressing my kid in bedsheets again.
It's here! It's here! Kids Clothes Week is here!! With a baby in my care, it's been hard getting back into the swing of sewing. I have a lot of things I've cut out in the past month or two, but progress is slow when you're working in stolen ten minute increments here and there. That's why I love this week so much - I can dive in - guilt free! Or mostly, anyway... I mean, it's kids clothes week. I HAVE to sew. I'm a rule follower, after all.
First up is an Aster Cardigan. This girl loves a good cardigan. Or any cardigan, really. This one is upcycled from an adult cardigan. I used the existing rolled hemline and buttons/buttonholes, and made the collar out of the same sweater.
Since Kids Clothes Week starts tomorrow, I thought I should maybe dust off the old blog here in case I feel ambitions beyond just the sewing (one hour per day all week, as are the KCW guidelines) this coming week.
Oh - also - I did have the baby. She will be four months old next Tuesday, so if I hadn't things would be looking mighty scary over here. Little Lila Elizabeth was born on June 20, our biggest baby yet at 6 pounds even.
I did a little sewing for her before she was born, but since baby proportions are so strange and I couldn't do any fittings, I didn't want to spend a lot of time on a bunch of stuff she might never wear (ahem). Two of the things I did make her were a romper and bonnet, both from free patterns and made with vintage fabrics (The yellow gingham is from curtains that my mom made for my nursery when I was a baby! The floral was left over from the pillow case I used for this top.).
These pictures are obviously not current - it's cold now! But here she is, in all her summer baby glory.
Cobwebs cleared. Hope to see you again soon. I'm SO EXCITED to get back to my machines and hope to be back to a little sharing here, too. And if I don't get it all posted here, check in on Instagram - aka the lazy girl's blog. This lazy girl, anyway. ha!