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Today I find myself with a significant backlog of finished projects that have not been photographed or blogged. I am both pleased and bewildered that I have produced a significant enough volume of finished garments to even have the option of falling behind. I enjoy the process of documenting almost as much as the sewing and wearing, so today I hope to get out the very tedious camera tripod, brush my hair, dab on some blush, and dig myself out from under some of that backlog. But first... It's Kid's Clothes Week.
When the weather turned in Philly a few weeks ago, I made the biannual pilgrimage to Target to pick up some seasonally appropriate clothing for my growing children. I flipped through racks of shoddily made knit dresses, in prints that I don't really care for and I thought, "I have a whole closet FULL of prints that I don't really care for, I can sew my own shoddily made dresses!" With this pile of what-was-I-thinking fabrics, along with a few basics culled from the old stash cabinet I whipped up some spring staples.
No one is going to heap accolades onto these dresses, but they serve the dual purposes of making room in my stash cabinet, and covering my kid's nakedness. I will try very hard not to point out further flaws in these humble garments and allow you to discover them for yourselves. Now may I present the first two outfits of spring time.
Oliver + S School Bus Tee with the View B sleeve option. The body is cut off 1 1/2" below the underarm seam. I attached a gathered rectangular skirt that is 1 1/2 times the width of the resulting bottom edge. The legging are the Oliver + S Playtime Leggings. Both are excellent patterns and I feel like I've gotten my money's worth with this post alone. These will definitely be wardrobe staples as my kids grow.
FABRIC: The fabric for the dress above is a knit blend purchased at Joann last spring. Based on the frustrated cursing I did while hemming, I would say there is some rayon in the blend. The dress below was made with a vintage knit fabric from my MIL's stash. Both sets of leggings are jersey knits of forgotten origin.
KCW. What are you sewing?
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Kid's Clothes Week