Finally!! I have something to show for this round of Kid's Clothes Week. I did have a game plan going in but did some last minute mind changing and stuff. I ran into some tricky sewing so this outfit took longer than expected. Still hoping to finish up a second outfit by tomorrow! How is your KCW sewing coming along? I've managed to sew at least an hour (if not several) every day this week but Thursday. What I like most about Kid's Clothes Week, aside from seeing all the awesome stuff being made out there; is that I find myself really motivated to stick with it and finish things. Good stuff.
So, I made a Voila Blouse (pattern by califaye collection) using some voile I had stashed away. The finished top is really pretty and I hope to make another using the fabric I had originally planned to use but those sleeves were tough. And stress inducing. Not sure if that was because of the fabric or just the nature of the design but I found them really challenging to sew and they're a teensy bit wonky. I would suggest hand basting the sleeves in place before sewing them on and also to use a fabric which you can easily distinguish between right and wrongs sides.
I also made a Slouchy Cardigan (pattern by heidi & finn) using a super soft sweater knit I recently ordered. The cardigan is a really quick sew - I used my serger for the most part but a sewing machine will work too. The only change I made was to shorten the cuffs a bit. I'd say the cuffs were the only part of this pattern that took a bit of extra attention. The upper portion of the sleeve is pretty wide and the cuffs are narrow so sewing them together took some effort. Totally worth it though.
DETAILSblouse | pattern: voila blouse | califaye collection + fabric: coloring garden voile | anna maria horner
cardigan | pattern: slouchy cardigan | heidi & finn + fabric: jacquard sweater knit | fabric.com
boots | old navy
skinny jeans | h&m