kcwc fall 2012: day five

October 12th, 2012

kids clothes week challenge day five

1. stars sweater 2. cardigan  3.  simple shirt 4.  linen cotton dress

We are already to the fifth day of kcwc! Don’t hang up your hat even though it’s Friday! Kids Clothes Week goes a full 7 days. I know weekends can be busy. Maybe you’ve pushed yourself too hard this week and are feeling a little burnt out, or missed a day this week, but don’t stop now when the end is in site! The point of this challenge is not to make beautiful kids clothes–though that does of course happen–it is to sit down in front of your sewing machine a little each day. And it is a big challenge! When the couch or the computer are calling, it can be very hard to ignore them. I know you have two good hours left in you this weekend. I, for one, have about an hour’s worth of threads to clip.

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play dress

the fabric: a shockingly nice jersey stripe I found at Joann’s

flashback skinny tee dress

the pattern: Rae’s Flashback Skinny Tee! I have made a ton with this pattern for kcwc and I have more planned. I stole this idea from the lovely dress Heather made last kcwc. I wish I would have made the bodice shorter. And well, the arms are a little short, but I did size a 5T pattern up for my 7 year old before I realized Rae had put out a big kid sized Flashback Tee. Even will all that, I still like how it turned out–and she loves it!

stripey dress

the sewing: Nothing to it. Really you need to try this pattern!


11 Responses to kcwc fall 2012: day five

  1. Julie says:

    Such a sweet dress! It looks so comfy; I want one!

  2. brooke says:

    Thanks for featuring us! This was just the encouragement that I needed to get going this afternoon. I must admit to being a little burnt out after a crazy hard week of sewing but another hour won’t kill me…just get started and the inspiration will start to flow, right?

  3. Clover says:

    Duh! What a great way to use this pattern. One more thing to add to “the list”.

  4. Jo says:

    Oh my goodness, thank you for featuring the shirt! Very motivating, especially as I spent my hour yesterday cleaning chunks of fluff out of my machine (it was refusing to do anything any more!) Thanks for the whole thing in fact, I’m having so much fun! It’ so difficult to find just an hour but so great to do it, even if nothing gets sewn (see above).

    And I’m so going to have to get the flashback tee…That lovely dress looks so comfy to be in, I bet it’ll be one of those garments that gets worn till it falls apart.

  5. […] the beginning of the week that, honestly, I was kinda burnt out to sew today. But then I read Meg’s encouragement to push through and I saw that we made it to her front page (yay ) so I pushed through and worked […]

  6. Felicia says:

    Looks gorgeous Meg! I have been using the Banyan Tee by Figgys lately…..kcwc is making me want to branch out. What method do you use to do your hems?? Just a walking foot??

    • meg says:

      my hems are not perfect–by far–but I do use a walking foot and a jersey needle. Last week I discovered I could adjust my presser foot pressure and that has improved my knit sewing immensely.

  7. kristin says:

    oh i LOVE that star sweater by trula. so wonderful. and your dress is really great, too! your daughter looks so comfy and happy and free. perfect.

  8. counterpane says:

    I bought the same fabric at Joann’s! The dress turned out lovely…

  9. Kalinka says:

    I was so surprised and happy to see my little girl featured here! Your t-shirt-dress looks so cute and comfy, I might have to get over my fear of stretchy fabrics and give rae’s pattern a go. Thanks for running KCWC, I’ve really enjoyed it.

  10. Rebecca says:

    Thank you for the inspiration to turn the Flashback tee into a dress. I must try this. It looks great!!