It’s that time again…if you’re not familiar, Kid’s Clothes Week happens for one week each season. The goal is to work on making kid’s clothes for one hour a day, every day, for 7 days. I use it as a time to motivate myself to sew for my kids, because most of my sewing is done for meeeeeeee! I don’t really feel bad about it- women’s clothes is more where my passion for sewing lies. But every time I am working on something for myself they always ask “Are you making that for me?” I think it’s sweet that they want me to sew for them, and I know it may not last, so it is nice to indulge in making some pretty things for them. Here’s what I made last week!A couple of dresses/tunics:These are both made from the Voila Blouse pattern, by Cali Faye Collection, a cute little boat neck billowy top…I made these a bit longer to be more of a tunic length, and added a ribbon tie in the back instead of a button.
My inspiration for these came from the new Stylo Magazine. There are some seriously cool kids clothes in there, and awesome photography too- you should check it out even if you don’t sew for kids. After looking through the magazine I decided to go a different route with my fabric choices from what I normally would use. I dug into my own stash and came up with these two- the top one with the circles is a very soft voile that I got at Bolt, and the bottom black and white fabric is a very lightweight and soft rayon that I purchased from Megan Nielsen. A bit painful to give them up as I love them both, but my girls LOVE their new dresses so it’s worth it 😉
This one is another pattern from Cali Faye Collection, the Perri Pullover. The fabric is a sweatshirt knit from Bolt, with a super loopy wrong side that I used for the bottom band and sleeve cuffs. The pockets are a lotus print interlock fabric that has been in my kid stash for a while. Do you want one of these in your size? I totally do!! I am scheming it up in my head, so hopefully that will happen sometime in the future 🙂 Not much to say here, just a simple little knit skirt with a band up top that can be folded over, or not. I just made this up as I went and I think she’ll get a lot of wear out of it. Again, I would totally wear this!Leggings!! They always need more leggings, it’s what they live in. They don’t really like tights so they wear leggings under all their dresses.Jeggings!! ‘Cause I think they are funny and cute. And because my girls refuse to wear jeans most of the time. The topstitching on these was a total pain, turns out heavy topstitching thread and thin poly blend jeggings fabric don’t play nice together. But I would not be deterred.Tags!! Sometimes little people (and husbands) need help figuring out which is the back. I cut these out of some of my scraps, and I love the way they look. A fun detail that no one will ever see, but my girls both got really excited about them.
So that’s what I got done last week, and I have to say it wore me out! But totally worth it, they love their new clothes 🙂