Monday, May 17, 2010

Kids Clothes Week 2 - Review

Well, this will be a super short post because I only managed to sew one little thing last week for the babe. My full-time job workload was crazy so I spent a lot of the time that I normally spend in my studio sewing working instead. Blech. This week should be better though and hopefully I'll be able to get some of the things sewn that I have cut out.

I bought this pattern on Etsy ages ago, and it was great to be able to finally use it. I just love the illustrations on vintage patterns! It's still a little big for her but I think it'll fit perfectly late this summer when it's really hot. The fabric is a vintage cotton from my stash, the purple polka dot is also from the stash but it's new. The pattern was already cut out (yay!) so this baby only took a few hours from start to finish. It was my first time putting snaps in the crotch of a garment and they went in pretty easily. You use bias tape to face the seams and that worked like a dream. It was a little tricky to get the prongs of the snaps through all of those layers so I ended up using my hammer to get them through. I think this is the first time I've sewn a facing that I didn't curse during, so I think my relationship with facings has turned from amicable to friendly. And I just love that little peek of polka dot. The button tabs are also snaps but I sewed buttons over the snaps to match the buttons on the little side tabs. They're a little "floppy" so I might go back and hot glue them to the top of the snap to hold them better. I'll definitely make more of these. I really love the little puff sleeved blouse pattern that's also included so I might try and whip up a more dressy version with the blouse. And I could totally see the long jumper in a corduroy for fall, so cute!

Sorry for the yucky pictures. It's been so dark and gloomy here, not ideal for picture taking.


  1. Congratulations for continuing a second week. I also really like your profile text - I could just in with my name.


Your thoughts are always, always welcome. Just know that I appreciate each and every one of you even if I don't always have the chance to respond.