Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kids Clothes Week 2013

Are you sewing along for KCW?  This is the first time for me,  and I’m determined to sew every day. I’m still working on my stashbusting as well, so it will work out nicely. My son is dating a lovely girl with three young children, whom I refer to as my ‘adopted’ grandchildren. I have plans to sew several summer outfits for each of them, and my granddaughter MacKensie.  This afternoon I put the finishing touches on skirts for MacKensie and Lexi.  The fabric is a poly-cotton that has been in my stash for about a year. It doesn’t show very well in the pictures, but it is white with red, blue and yellow flowers and green leaves. One day I will learn to take pictures in daylight, I promise.  The colours are always so washed out otherwise! It really is quite pretty fabric,  perfect for Spring, if it ever arrives. I plan on making both girls tops in a coordinating colours, once I find something in my stash that I like for them.

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I only took a picture of one skirt, because they are both the same, except for size. This one is a size five, MacKensie’s is about eighteen months. They were super easy to make and probably took me about three hours to make both. They are lined with crisp white sheeting with a lace edged tulle ruffle.  The waist has a self ruffle with a button at the center front to make it easy for little girls to put them on properly. It is difficult to see in this picture, but the little dark blob is actually a cute little charm. I found them here,  'Hand Made' charms on Ebay.

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I am finding that ‘shopping’ from my stash a lot of fun. I have forgotten what lovely fabric pieces I have stashed away, and each time I search for a piece for a particular project I am thrilled with what I find. Tomorrow I plan to make a top and shorts for Lexi, with remnants from  this  outfit I made for MacKensie before she was born.

Happy Stitching!

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