Thursday, October 23, 2014

KCW Day 4 - Hooded Vest

Well, I'm doing well, and keeping up with the days.  This morning I wasn't sure what I was going to make, but Elijah helped me decide.  

This morning he chose is clothes, some shorts a t-shirt and this hooded vest that I made him 2 years ago!!!  Needless to say, it doesn't fit him anymore and he was very upset about it..."make me another one please, with cars on the pockets" he asked so nicely.  
So how could I refuse him?

I mashed two of my patterns together to get this vest, both in size 4y.
 For the width and length I used the Streetsmart Sweatshirt Collection and for the neck hole, shoulders and arm scye I used the 4 seasons tank & tee as the streetsmart sweatshirt is a raglan style and not able to be sleeveless.

I also modified the hood a wee bit so that it met in the middle, to be the same as his last one.

I also changed up the pocket a little but adding ribbing along the edge, but it didn't work out quite as I hoped,  it is functional but I'm not too pleased with how it looks.  Not how I envisioned it.

Super excitement to discover the pocket went right though.  Hello!!

All in all I think he was pretty stoked with his new hoodie and at first he wouldn't take it off, even though it was super hot in the house.

I'm sewing along with KCW
I'd love to see what you are sewing if you are joining in...Please post a link if you are.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

KCW Day 3 - Sparkly Leggings.

PAttern: Leggings again!!
Size: 4 width with 6 length for Brylie and 12m for Portia.
Fabric: Some stretch velur with sparkly stars from was on special!!

Ok, so I'm sorry about all the leggings, but when I start a pattern I really make a lot of pairs, and these are just too cute to not share!!!

I mean, who wouldn't want sparkly tights??? 

They passed the climb the fence tests, and the climb the tree test without seeing butt crack so that is a major bonus.  
The only thing I would say is I needed to make the elastic a bit tighter, the girls are both thin and so they could do with 2cm less in the waist elastic. *makes mental note for next pairs*

Portia is starting to get to the point now where she isn't so interested in taking photos.  I have to take about 50 to get a few good ones of her, and luckly the good ones I do get are stunners.  Such a pensive, quiet little thing....HA!!!  I just said what? Those words don't really describe Portia at all!!

Sisterly love, its so nice seeing them playing together and helping each other.  It's a change from ....well you know....I'm not going to explain it!! 


And Brylie is trying so hard with her "poses" haha I love this one, the attitude!!

And apparently she HAD to be a starfish and I couldn't get any other photos until I'd taken this one!!

Sewing along with KCW

KCW DAY 1 & 2

So I haven't been so on the ball for this Kids Clothes Weeks, and am already running behind.  Here are my day 1 and 2 items.  I'm working on a legging pattern at the moment so quite a lot of what I'm sewing is related to that.  I'll tell you that day 3 is also leggings, but another version...

The first pair I made, I made for Brylie.  She is a very tall and skinny 6 year old and so because of this I made her the size 4 width with a 6 length.
  They fit perfectly.  A nice firm fit which is a must in a good legging pattern as they get worn under lots of tops and tunics.  This particular one she was wearing is the Tara pattern.

The owl fabric I used is from Ixat and is lovely and soft, cotton lycra which is my preferred fabric for leggings and it has a good stretch and recover.  So no baggy knees.

She asked me to take some photos of her twirling, it was hard to capture it properly, but you get the idea.

For day 2 ~  I made a different variation of the legging pattern.
This time I made a size 12month for Portia, and I used stretch denim from Nutex Textiles. 

It has a nice stretch to it but I don't think it would work to make full leggings out of it.  
This pair worked though as I added a ruched side panel from some cotton/lycra (again from Ixat).

I didn't get the gathers to line up perfectly on one of the legs therefore it keeps twisting around to the side.  I will be way more careful next time I make some.

The leggings also have two waist options.  Elastic or yoga, these ones have the yoga waist.

I wonder what else I'll come up with...

Sewing along with KCW

Thursday, October 16, 2014

{Pattern Release} Flutterby Romper

Introducing the FLUTTERBY ROMPER

This pattern comes in sizes nb-12 years and had loads of options.

~ 5+ sleeve styles
~ 4+ pant styles.

Get it now, and for the next 24 hours it is 20% off.

Here is a selection of my testers photos.

So what are you waiting for? Go purchase now.

{Pattern Release} Romp'n'Play Dropwaist Duo

Somehow this pattern didn't get a blog post.  I think it was because I started working on the flutterby romper and playsuits before I released it, and it kind of got overshadowed.

~ comes in sizes nb-12years
~ Can be made in either knit, or woven, or even a mixture of both.
~ well laid out pattern pieces so you can print off the pieces you need, and not the ones you don't.
~ fully photographed tutorial to help you sew your garment.

One of the defining features of this pattern is the unique plackard down the back.  Which allows for the top be be made completely from woven fabric.  I use the plackard on a top with knit fabric also but you could omit it for a simpler sew.

Check out some more of my testers photos.
Aren't they awesome.



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