Thursday, 10 April 2014

KCW Spring (Autumn!) 2014: Day 4

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?

11 comments:

  1. I love the color combination in the fabric you chose. Looks like a perfect toddler girl outfit.

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    1. Thanks. The fabric was a lucky find. I might make a polo shirt for her out of the rest.

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  2. I juts love this dress with the leggings, hopefully this next fall I feel great so I can copy this look!

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    1. Oh I hope so too, sending you healthy wishes.

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  3. Hahahaha! Your husband and my husband could probably have a fun chat about this (and so could we, sounds like?). "Pay Attention to your Husband Week" happens during the fifth week of February ... every year!

    I absolutely love your dress versions of the Sailboat top. Blatantly copying you has been on my list for like a year! I really love this version - the knit, the colors, the matching leggings - just a great great outfit. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Inder it's scheduled and he's on notice of when to expect some attention!
      This has probably been the first of those Sailboat mods that has really worked as a dress. The orange one that's been pinned and repined always looked better on the carpet in that photo than it did on a child!

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  4. I am a sucker for stripes and this is just perfect! I love the shape! It looks so great on her!

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    1. Thanks Rachel I can't wait to make another, more grown up one like Indy's one day

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  5. This caught my eye right away in the KCW pool - I love it!

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  6. i love it! the colors are awesome, and i still need to do this. and i love that you did it the "right way" this time; i've usually turned shirts into dresses the "wrong way" but Liesl made me feel guilty, haha.

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