Well hello, there! It's been a bit since I've been here - long story boring: too many commitments literally made me sick. Ugh. Note to self: SAY NO MORE OFTEN. But, that's all over (for now), and I can finally get on to my (huge) stack of clothes that have been cut and not sewn together.
It so happens that it's Kids' Clothing Week too! I just love when everything falls into place!
First up, this adorable Daphne Wrap for my 6 year old. I just love The Cottage Mama's patterns - she has a great eye for detail and her patterns are incredibly well written. I tested this pattern last spring and have made several for other people, but none for my own girls. I fell in love with this hounds tooth corduroy (I think it was a Hancock purchase), and thought it would be fun for a fall version of the Daphne. I lined it with soft pink flannel and made some covered buttons with the flannel too. So cute - I love how it turned out!
I also made my 6 year old this Perfect Peasant Dress by Peek A Boo Pattern Shop (affiliate link). This is truly one of my favorite patterns! So quick to sew, and super easy. Amy is working on adding long sleeves and also making the pattern go up to a 12 - hurray! My girls love the comfort of a peasant dress, and I love the fit of this one. It makes a great nightgown too! I used a few Amy Butler prints from the Love line, which I think were purchased at a local quilt shop. My daughter picked the fabric combo out herself - love when she helps me design!
Next up is the first of several BBC Vests that I have cut out. This one is for my 8 year old - she has been wanting to get away from "little girl" clothes and more into tween-type clothes, and this vest is perfect. I used a polka dot cotton (sorry, can't remember when I bought it!) for the outside, and lined it with warm flannel. The best part of this vest is the little peplum - instead of pleats, I just did a ruffle in the back. So cute!
Finally, I made this cute little Every Little Thing tunic for my youngest - again, she picked out the fabric (I think she has a thing for Amy Butler!). This little number took me all of an hour to cut and sew together - it was that fast! I love the bow detail in the front. Shauna is adding some sizes to this pattern and I can't wait to get the bigger sizes. This is a wardrobe staple for sure.
And yes, I now have a kid-sized mannequin as my model. My kids are gone at school while the sun is out (and I mean, the sun is only out here in Seattle every so often!), so I need to take my pictures while I have the chance! I have named her Henrietta :) She doesn't complain and doesn't require bribes of candy - win!
Be sure to check out the KCW blog to see what other folks are sewing for their kiddos, too!