kid's clothes week | slouchy cardigan + voila blouse


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. 


DETAILS 
blouse |  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

11 comments:

  1. They both turned out adorable! I love these fabrics together as well. You can't tell the sleeves are wonky... I sewed everyday as well but my good camera broke so I'm just enjoying seeing my kids wear the clothes instead of sharing adorable pics!

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  2. Girl I love the cardi!!!!!! Might be making that soon - you little inspiration devil, you!

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  3. love these two pieces together! Thanks for the tips on sewing the slouchy cardigan . . . it's always nice to hear from those who have experienced the trials and tribulations of a pattern as to what to look out for. I love the finished product!And the blouse will be perfect with a cardi in the winter and on its own in the spring - looks lovely on your daughter!

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  4. Quality not quantity right?! These are both so cute and special and look great together. I always love your fabric/color choices.

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  5. I've made a few things from the CaliFaye collection and I have to say that I love it! I went ahead and bought this pattern too. You've done a fantastic job with it! I love your fabric choices too :)

    Sophie xo

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    1. P.S I've just bought your fold over clutch pattern! It'll be great for Christmas presents!

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  6. It turned out so pretty. I had that kind of frustration with the sally dress which everyone else breezed through! I have made a blouse with that same voile and it is tricky!

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  7. Love both pieces, so cute. Beautiful pictures too!

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  8. great outfit - I love your fabric choices. They're beautiful and refined as always!

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  9. i have to say that little girl is stylin! she looks beautiful in those clothes...well let's face it, she just looks adorable. great job on kid's sewing week. i did it one year and loved it but i have been too busy in the past couple of years to participate again.

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