Friday, May 13, 2011

Making the Chocolate Bib Top (KCWC)

While reading about Kids Clothing Week Challenge, I came across this little piece and was totally inspired to make one too! How cute is the blue and white gingham?

Over the past few days, I have spent my hour of sewing reworking a basic simplicity toddler t-shirt pattern into something that resembles wikstenmade's children's top.

Making Changes!

The pattern used is Simplicity 4809. I think it's an oldie.

Tah Dah! The Chocolate Bib Top.

I am pretty happy with the results, but have a few changes planned. Perhaps a few more gathers under the bib, add a bit of length, and increase the A-line.

Now I just have to get the little one in it for a few pics.

Happy Sewing :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

First Project for KCWC

A Simple Skirt (2T)
Pattern: Tutorial from Made

I have been wanting to try this skirt pattern for a bit now. Dana from Made recently posted that she can sew a double tiered simple skirt up in 17 minutes. That really sold me so I gave it a go. I think I clocked in more around the 40 minute mark for this one though, but I can see how you could get really fast after making a few. And I definitely plan on making more.

The fabric is left over cotton from a shirt I just recently sewed. This is also my first completed project posted on Elsie Marley's Flickr group for Kids Clothes Week Challenge.
Happy Sewing = Happy Days!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Good Excuse To Sew

Just decided to take part in this fun challenge that's going on in blogger land.
Hopefully I'll post some finished clothes here and on flickr.
The source of this fun call to create is Elsie Marley's blog.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sewing for Summer

It's always fun to peruse the pattern collection after it has been left for a bit. Last time I went through them I ran across Simplicity pattern #2922

I traced the pattern onto pattern paper and cut into some not so lovely fabric for a test run.
Here is the finished top. Please excuse the wrinkles, I've been wearing the top today!

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. While the fabric has lovely texture and embroidery, the color of it is quite drab. I pondered dyeing the shirt a happy yellow, but think I'll just wear it as is since I really don't have much experience dyeing fabric. Perhaps an opportunity to try?

For the next shirt, I will take out the back center seam, and take in the sides a smidge for a little more fit. It's nice to have discovered a good go to pattern for this summer. The pattern also has a dress option which would be so cute. Off to sew :)