Saturday, 7 February 2015

KCW day 6- Kudzu dress

So today I've made a really cute denim Kudzu Dresswith a heart applique.  Not sure which little girl will end up wearing this, but I know someone will adore it.

Check out this gorgeous fuscia pink satin lining to the bodice!  Sadly that's the last of the pink stretch satin I bought on Goldhawk Road.

Oh and I made some heart bibs too.
One more day of KCW to go (or one more day to sew, perhaps?).  Not sure what I'll be sewing tomorrow... We'll see!

Friday, 6 February 2015

KCW day 5- completed Kudzu coveralls

Okay, I know I mentioned yesterday that these were kind of completed.  But today I got Little Cub to model them.  (By 'model' I mean 'wear, and refuse to stay in one place for long enough to get a half decent photo').  Other than that, I've been cutting some bits out in the hope of sewing some more over the weekend.  Oh and I'll try to get a picture of the Batmarees being modelled, too.

Here goes!  So cute!

Huh?  What's this hammer for?

They look great from the back, too.

The legs are really wide, so when he sits down you can kind of see the raccoon cuffs, which have ended up inside.

He is so cheeky!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

KCW days 3 and 4- dungarees almost finished!

The Kudzus are almost done!

Day 3- bodices
The instructions just say to press the bodices, but I topstitched them too and the result is pretty good!

Day 4- legs
They're almost done.  Little Cub's had brilliant raccoon bands around the legs, but they were way too long so they've been hemmed up inside the legs, ready to be let down when he's taller.  This is what they'll look like when he's taller:

Big Cub's 'Batmarees' need hemming- but I need him to try them on first so I can get the length right.  These look super long, so I think they'll need a few inches chopping off!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Kids' Clothes Week days 1 and 2

I thought Kids' Clothes Week was next week.  I only noticed on Sunday that it started on Monday.  Oops!  I didn't have anything ready planned, so I hurriedly printed off a pattern I'd fallen in love with a while ago- the Kudzu coverall by Sew Like My Mom.  I managed to tape the pieces together on Sunday evening.  I have to confess I haven't met the challenge of spending an hour a day on sewing, but here's what's happened so far:

Day 1- Cutting
I cut out pieces for both boys.  In honour of the upcycling theme, I'm making Big Cub's coverall from an old pair of black linen trousers.  All of the other fabric is from my stash, so it's not upcycling, but it's not been bought new for this, so it kind of counts, right?

Day 2- Applique
The faces are appliqu├ęd onto the bodices.  Looking really good so far!