Kids clothing week came to and end, and I ran out of energy to both sew and blog. I don't know how people do it! So, here's what I made in the last few days and what I've learned in the process.
Day 3 - Pants for my son. I was inspired by these pants by Trula Kids, but hers came out much better than mine. I love the hoodie she did....made up her own pattern, so I'll have to add it to my list of things to figure out.
Mr N. (that's what we actually call him, sometimes :) really liked them. I think he appreciated the soft waistband, and it's a very easy way to finish a pair of pants. Will definitely use this technique again.
Day 4 - Peasant top and capris for my daughter. This was a huge success, she loved the outfit as did I. I was being adventuresome mixing flowers and stripes.
This outfit was such a success that for Days 5 and 6, I made more peasant tops!
This is my new favorite top to sew. It's perfect for my non-dress wearing little girl. It's pretty and girly, but not a dress!
I ended up ruffling the sleeves on this top after this photo was taken. When I actually put it on Miss M., she looked like she had wings, and she didn't like it.
The second top I made with some very light dotted swiss. Instead of making a casing elastic, I just folded over the neck edge and shirred it with elastic thread. This was very easy and worked really well on this fabric. The trouble with shirring is that you can't predict how much the fabric will bunch up. Worked well here....
And my last project was a total copy-cat project. I LOVE vests and I LOVED this vest over at MADE, so I just plain old copied it. I added a pocket to mine and used n old fleece top my sister gave me for the fabric.
The weather is just starting to cool down so it's the perfect outer layer and goes really well with the fleece hat I made her. I'm working on a tutorial for the hat....I'll probably finish just in time for spring ;)