30 April 2013

KCW: Day 1 & 2

Last week was Kids Clothes Week... the idea is that you sew for (at least) one hour for 7 days, making children's clothes.  I gave it a go a couple of years ago and maybe made it for 3-4 days.  This year I completed 6 of the 7 days.  That's progress!

I'm always sure I'm going to be able to complete more than I do, but I'm happy with what I finished.

I started with this gray skirt for Hazel.  I had the measurements figured out, but hadn't cut the strips, so for the 1st day I only got this far.  Amazing how long it takes to cut, serge and piece the strips.

Day 2 I finished the skirt and got a little cutting out done for day 3.  Hazel LOVED the skirt, which always makes it so worth it.  As I was working on it she walked by repeatedly just to verify that this skirt was being made for her.  Pretty cute.

I used this tutorial for the skirt.  It was great!  I want to make a ton more of these, and since it's all off of measurements, it can easily be made in a larger/longer size too.  I'm thinking Sadie and Phebe need some cute tiered maxi skirts.  And me too.

From her expression you wouldn't guess that she was excited to be wearing and having pictures taken of this skirt... I think it was the sun in her eyes.

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