kcwc: day five

September 24th, 2010

I cut out this skirt for kcwc in the spring, but then the pockets and the piping started to looking very difficult and it found it’s way to the bottom of the pile. Well, it turns out the piping wasn’t hard at all–a little fiddly maybe, but it turned out.

The pockets on the other hand are now in the garbage. You can’t see the back pockets the pattern picture, but they are cute little curved things with piping around the bottom, and a horizontal buttonhole on the top hem, oh and they are top stitched too. I have no idea how you are supposed to make buttonholes look good on knit fabric or top stitching for that matter. Whatever, maybe I’ll have to courage to try again in the spring.

Or if my daughter demands it, because she’s pretty peeved that the pockets in the front are fake. And really I was kind of annoyed too, when I figured out what the diagrams were telling me to do. This is another pattern from Everyday Bottoms; it seems like I’m having a japanese kids clothes week, but the patterns are so damn stylish I can’t not make them.


Today’s giveaway is a new book, called Sew Tina!, by fabric and pattern designer Tina Givens. The book doesn’t even hit the shelves until October, so this is a super special sneak peek! It is filled ideas and patterns for children’s clothes, accessories and things for their rooms. I haven’t seen the book yet, but if that cute little dress is any indication, it is sure to be fantastic.

To enter this giveaway tell us if you are a work from patterns or dive right in without a plan kinda sewer, or if you have read some extra good craft books lately or what you had for breakfast. Good Luck!


The winner is

#114: Carolyn!



134 Responses to kcwc: day five

  1. Anja says:

    Hi, I’m having a great time this Week, sewing for my girls… thank you. I like patterns from Ottobre design.
    This book looks great!
    Thank you.

  2. Patricia says:

    Usually I’m a patterns only kinda girl, but this week I’ve been inspired by the blog Five Green Acres and have starting tweaking a big pile of my one year daughters clothes to make them fit better/longer/over a cloth diaper. Wish me luck!

  3. Rachel says:

    i mostly use patterns, but have sewn things without patterns, & i have also played around with patterns & changed them up a bit (using patterns, but making things up as i go along)

  4. Charity says:

    I do all kinds of things – sew from patterns, dive right in, design my own. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I find that patterns are often too big for my family as we are generally petite people and it seems to be easier for me (sometimes) to just scrap the pattern than to tweak it.

    I had a pancake for breakfast.

  5. Erin says:

    My kids have been pretty unhappy about fake pockets, too. Usually when I make them something, the first question is, “Does it have pockets?” I love the challenge of making my own patterns, it feels like putting together a puzzle, only in the end you have something useful!

  6. Heidi says:

    For me it depends on my mood, and if I can find a pattern I like.

  7. Rachel says:

    My sewing personality is all over the place: patterns, no patterns, pre-thought, no thought at all (which usually requires a lot of ripping out). I like patterns from books since usually there is more than one photo of the finished item. This book does look very cute indeed!

  8. gina says:

    I’m a dive right in kind of sewer.
    I’ve not read any real good craft books lately, but this last month we have been more outside working & doing the whole harvest thing..but winters coming. Breakfast! Of all morning I’m asked this.lol…Ice Cream cone with heath toffee shell on top.

  9. meg says: