Monday, April 30, 2012

Gingham Playday Frock

Ok, I actually just finished this dress but I'm still going to count this as one of my KCWC accomplishments.

Here she is modelling awkwardly in the cold today.  And yeah those are yesterday's braids and uncombed hair.

ooh, pockets!
hands in pockets pose.

let's put one hand on your hips and say cheese!

The pattern is the Playday Frock from The New One-yard Wonders.  Fabric is DS Quilts navy gingham from JoAnn's.  I actually really love how this dress turned out.  And it was a super quick sew.

So even though KCWC is officially over, I'm going to continue sewing kid's clothes this week in preparation for our trip to the happiest place on earth.  So hopefully I will have more to show you soon. 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

KCWC: Days 3, 4 & 5: O & S Badminton Skort

It's already Day 6 of Esie Marley's KCWC.  Where did the time go? I took an unintentional mid-week break on Day 4.  No good excuse really; just got caught up watching some new HBO shows.  Have you heard of Girls?  Hilarious.

I did, however manage to cut out and sew the new Oliver & S pattern Badminton Skort.

I love the pretty scallop hem and the narrow, but still roomy silhouette.   Plus it's got built-in shorts!  So I started sewing this on Day 3 and only had the waist, shorts, and skirt to put together.  It took me another couple of hours to complete the skort last night.  That last step of putting the 3 pieces together?  Well, let's just say I got really friendly with my seam ripper.

Here's the whole outfit together.  O&S 2+2 Blouse and Badminton Skort.   

B wanted to get into the shot too.  Love those 2 little girls.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

KCWC Day 2: Oliver & S 2+2 Blouse

 i really buckled down last night and finished this top.  the construction of the placket is just genius. 
i love this fabric so much.   from afar the fabric looks like plain polka-dots.
 but when you get closer you can see little birds and kitty faces peeking out.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring KCWC Day 1

We've had two straight sunny days here in Portland.  The days were spent outside.

Playing in fields of tulips...

and making messy ice-cream faces.

The first two pictures were taken at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn.  The colors are pretty amazing this time of the year.  And  although it gets pretty crowded, it's still worth the drive to see the rows and rows of colorful tulips.  

And now onto sewing news...

I'm gonna cheat a little and call this the product of day 1 of KCWC.  This skirt (plus 3 duplicates) was actually sewn up and completed Sunday night.  I had every intention of sewing last night after the kids went to sleep.  But then I fell asleep while putting B down for bedtime, and next thing I knew it was already 9:30pm.  I fought to stay awake for another half hour and then decided to just call it a day and went to bed.  The sunshine and being outdoors makes for a great night's sleep. 

B's friend is having a Yo Gabba Gabba themed birthday party.  I made the birthday girl, her sister, S and B each a skirt out of a this wild yo gabba print. 

I already have an Oliver & S 2 plus 2 shirt all cut up.  Hopefully tonight will be a bit more productive and I will have something to show for Day 2.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mod Top Circle Shirt

I've had it in my head for a while to make S a circle shirt.  When I saw this on pinterest, I knew I had just the right fabric too.  Actually, it was an old silk robe that I've had hanging in my closet for a really long time, rarely worn.  The print was just right, big flowers, a bit mod looking.  Then Project Run and Play's new season began with a remix of Dana's circle skirt tutorial.  That was all I needed to spur me to action.

I made the neckline a bit squarish, and the shape of the overall shirt is more of an oval than a circle.  The fabric was a pain to sew with; it was so thin and slippery that my machine wanted to eat it up.  luckily, my serger saved the day, I used a rolled hem to finish the edges and also red thread cause that was what was on my machine that day.  I also made a matching scarf/headband to complete the outfit.

I'm adding this to the Project Run and Play Pool...There are some seriously talented sewers out there; go check it out!