kcwc fall 2011: day one
October 10th, 2011
The first day of the kids clothes week challenge is finally here! Full disclosure: I had my sewing week a few weeks ago so I could have a garment to show you each day, but that was a little challenge to myself. Don't feel the need to finish something everyday. One hour sewing, pattern making, or fabric cutting--it all counts. What's important is that you do it every day. Blogging and laundry can wait a week.
It seems silly to be making a sleeveless top for a fall challenge, but I only had the littlest bit of this awesome stripey fabric (thanks, lil!) and I wanted so badly to make something for my daughter from it. The pattern is from Happy Homemade vol. 5, a japanese sewing book. I've raved about Happy Homemade vol. 2 in KCWCs past, so I thought I'd see what vol. 5 is all about. It is everything you would expect from a sequel: sort of like the original, but not as good. Still, this is an adorable top, that came together quickly and uses just a bit of fabric. So really the book isn't without it's merits.
edited: I get all my japanese sewing books off etsy, search for either of these titles there and you should find them.
Just because I've done a bunch of sewing already doesn't mean I'm not up for more. The good sewing vibes the come out of KCWC are too good to pass up. We are 300 strong and counting this time around! If you haven't already, go over to flickr and join the elsiemarley group so you can show off your fabric piles and patterns and finished garments. While you are there check out the eager beavers who have already posted some gorgeous pictures, like these guys: