I barely managed to squeeze in two more finishes for Kid’s Clothes Week by Sunday night. I have another top almost done and another couple things cut out, so hopefully I can find time over the next few weeks to get those things done. Although I’m really itching to do some sewing for myself now!
Saturday I finished a skirt using the Paris Skirt tutorial found here. I had been interested in sewing a skirt for Clementine with a flat front and elastic in the back only, and when I found this tutorial the cute pleats at the hem were just an added bonus. I used Robert Kaufman chambray leftover from my latest Schoolhouse Tunic, so now Clemmie and I can match :-)
The skirt ended up a little big, but better too big than too small. Hopefully it will fit her next summer still. We had the most beautiful, warm day on Sunday and we ran around outside in short sleeves most the day. It was a little strange to see Clementine outside with so much skin showing, ha ha! She is so cute with her chubby toddler legs.
Late last night I finished up another top using a free pattern and tutorial, the Reversible Wrap Top. I love the reversible sleeves! The red fabric is vintage, from my mom’s stash. She gave me a huge piece of it when I started sewing a few years ago. I can’t remember what the inside is–something modern that has also been in my stash since I started sewing.
I sewed the 2T/3T size because I was worried the 12-24 month would be too small, as Clementine has outgrown most of her store-bought tops in those sizes. It ended up being pretty big though, so we have a while before she’ll wear it. I tried to get a picture of her in it anyway but she wasn’t having it.
All I got is this super sad face before she tried to rip it off. And she is so attached to her Lamby lately that I can’t even get a picture without him in it!
I am completely worn out from sewing four items (well, technically four and a half) this week. The gals who sew multiple entire outfits and lots of pieces during KCW completely blow my mind.