kcwc fall 2011: day two

October 11th, 2011

cashmere baby outfit

When I started KCWC my kids were much smaller and their clothes did only take an hour to make. Now it’s pockets and more pockets and buttonhole elastic and nice, sturdy seam finishes (i.e. lots more time for one stupid pair of pants). I made some baby clothes for a new(ish) baby and wow! you can just crank those teeny things out! The pants came from the sleeves of a felted cashmere sweater and they came together so quickly I did a bias bound seam finish along the crotch seam, because I felt like they couldn’t be done already.

baby pants closeup

I still had more of the hour left, so I made a hat to match. The pattern is from Martha Stewart. Originally, the hat is made from felt and the seams are zigzagged together so they lie flat. I made two hats with normal seams and then sewed them together: cashmere on one side, jersey on the other. I’ve made this hat many, many times. I like how the orange tag on this one make the hat look like a skate punk blue bird.

baby hat

I finished both things in about 45 minutes, so I thought what they hell, I’ll make a ball with the scraps. Well, the ball took longer than both. The pattern is for a paper pieced, hand stitched pentagon ball. Hand stitching isn’t really my favorite thing, but when you do it with your best friends on a beautiful fall day and a hot cup of coffee it’s not all that bad.

patchwork baby ball

The flickr group is really starting to fill up. One day and you guys are already on a roll! I already mentioned this on twitter, but one of my sponsors, Too Sweets, is offering my readers a 15% discount on her patterns (they are in pdf form, so you could use them today!) just enter KCWC15 when you check out. And while you are at it, check out my other lovely sponsors–many of whom sell very stylish children’s clothes patterns.

kcwc collage day 2

  1. button fly skirt
  2. fake fly pants
  3. baby leg warmers
  4. tunic or vest from scarf

Happy KCWC!



14 Responses to kcwc fall 2011: day two

  1. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for featuring my baby leg warmers. I love your baby pants from the sweater. I have some thrifted sweaters I keep wanting to turn into baby trousers that fit over my little ones cloth nappy. Would love to see how you did it!

  2. sepa designs says:

    you have great taste! great outfit and I love the items you featured.

  3. Stephanie says:

    I’m going to post my whole week’s worth of kids clothes as soon as I get my new camera – should be here on Friday! Yesterday I made leggings for my 2-year-old. Looking forward to more sewing throughout the week.

  4. Maryam says:

    Looks great! When you make the hat what are your new measurements? Do you still do the 1/2 inch less than the halved circumference thing? So that it’s like that after you sew the seams. I guess you probably do. Makes sense.

  5. Bon Bon says:

    How adorable! I need to hone up on my sewing skills. I think I have a pillowcase on my resume?:-) xoxo

  6. Flier Judit says:

    Thank you so much featuring my tunic! This Martha Stewart hat is on my to do list for a while too.

  7. Suzanne says:

    Looks like everyone is doing great! I actually finished a dress for a granddaughter today. It’s a little too big, but that’s better than too little!

  8. anna says:

    cuteness! and love that ‘my mum makes my clothes’ shirt – awesome!

  9. Jenny says:

    I LOVE seeing what everyone is doing! That “my mom makes my clothes” shirt was probably my fav from the flikr pool yesterday. So cute!

  10. Annie says:

    Baby trousers out of jumper sleeve is genius! I love that idea. How cozy to have cashmere trousers!

  11. Dacia says:

    I love everything about this post! The hat! the ball! the little clothes at the bottom made by friends!

  12. Crystal says:

    Thanks for including my son’s pants :) I love those itty bitty pants, I need to learn that bias bound seam thing. And that hat. It looks like a little bird, I can only imagine how cutesy it would look perched up on a baby’s head!