The only downside about having chained myself to the sewing machine is that I'm missing out on seeing all the lovely things other people are making. I can sew, and, it seems I can sneak in quick blog posts. But I can not spend hours ogling everything everyone else is making....
Flipper has declared that Kid's Clothes Week should be followed by Pay More Attention To Your Husband Week (no blog link there, yet...) but I say that comes the following week. Next week is for browsing the Kid's Clothes Week project pool.
Last night was an oldy, but a goody. The Oliver + S Sailboat pattern, teamed with, you guessed it, another pair of Playtime leggings.
I redrafted the Sailboat top to make it into an A-line dress. I've done that twice before (here and here) but they went straight down and were more tunic like. This time I did the right thing and split the pattern vertically and added width all around and I'm delighted with the shape!
The fabric is a thick knit which reminds me of a rugby pullover (where's that knit dictionary when you need it). While it's not soft like yesterday's dress, this one will be hard wearing and should survive the rough and tumble life of my little full forward (is that a proper rugby term? I wouldn't have a clue!)
Today's Playtime leggings are back to being stretchier cotton lycra, like the original pair and have the required upsy-downsy ease for a young person who uses the toilet. (yesterday's ones were a bit too tricky to pull back up I was told)
It's continued to pour with rain all day today and has been very gloomy but seeing A running around in this outfit really did brighten my day.
Have you spotted my other "theme" for the week? Two more dresses still to be sewn.... I think I'll make it....
But perhaps next week is Catch Up On Sleep Week, then it's Peruse the KCW Project Pool Week, then it might be Pay More Attention To Your Husband Week..... No hang on, then it's Selfish Sewing Week isn't it?.... Can we schedule something, say, after August?