Wednesday, April 22, 2015

KCW Day 3 : A girl and a garage door

Kid's Clothes Week day 3 - more stash busting. This is my favorite stashed combo of the week. I got this stripe fabric at Jomar in South Philly a while ago. I made a top for myself with it, that I never blogged. The floral is from Girl Charlee, and the neck band is from a dress I made a while ago. I actually made L a whole dress out of the banding fabric, but it's still too big. 

I think I've made a raglan t-shirt for every Kid's Clothes Week since I started sewing along. This is the Oliver + S Field Trip Raglan. I've made it as a dress once before, and the t-shirt many times, this time I used 3/4 length sleeves. A raglan really lends itself to pattern mixing.  The same thing with a set in sleeve pattern wouldn't look half as nice, but the raglan really draws the sleeve into the whole composition. 

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8 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love the pattern as a dress. I think I just might need to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the mix of fabrics you chose!

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    1. Thanks AC! I love this combo too.

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  2. This looks so good! I've seen the raglans-turned-dresses before but they never seem to fit right. Yours is perfect! I also really adore the color combo. It looks like something that would cost $58 at Boden ...

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    1. Thanks Masha! I love the fabric combo too. I was kind of over the floral print right after I bought it. Mixing print freshens things up.

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  3. I love that you're doing all this stashbusting for KCW.

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    1. Thank you Mahlica. A few quick dresses for L will make some room in my overflowing stash!

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  4. Oooh stripes and floral. Genius. I never think to mix patterns but it really works. I agree that this pattern is perfect for playing with fabric.

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