KCW – Day 4
I am checking in on my Kid’s Clothes Challenge sewing. Yesterday (day 3) I finished up both the jumper I previewed in my last post and #7 on the list, a baby dress.
the pattern: self-drafted/heavily modified, inspired by a MiniBoden jumper seen HERE
the fabric: Lisette, an impulse buy at JoAnn’s because it was the perfect pattern for this jumper
the sewing: I used my basic top and pants pattern as the base for this top. I then dropped the shoulder and widened the front for gathering. I also added width to the front to accommodate a button placket. The shorts have an added cuff and button. I attached the two pieces with a wide french seam that I felled to make an elastic casing. I hope I explained that clearly.
the finished garment: I am so happy with this jumper. The top is exactly as I had pictured it and I like my finishing better than the Boden version. The shorts, which my daughter likes to wear longer, will be fuller in the next version. I think they would look cute gathered too. I had so much fun making this garment. It is the first time I have a desire to design clothing patterns for production. We’ll see?
the pattern: Rae’s free Baby Geranium
the fabric: Sarah Jane’s Children At Play and Kona Solid, lined in white
the sewing: This dress is tiny. I had one piece of the balloon print that was almost big enough: the skirt is not quite as full as the pattern calls for. I love those balloon-clutching bunnies!
Today I have been working on a pair of linen dress pants for my three year old. He is not into fittings and I have bribed him with chocolate.