kcwc spring 2012: day seven

April 29th, 2012

skinny star shorts shot

I’m a little late with the last post of the week, sorry. Yesterday was so dark and rainy we couldn’t take any pictures (hence the wellies).

skinny star shorts

the fabric: this awesome star fabric is from JoAnn’s country club collection. I only remember the name because it’s hilarious. The fabric is a really nice bottomweight print, which I have the hardest time finding.

happy homemade vol. 5 pattern S

the pattern: half pants pattern letter S from Happy Homemade vol. 5 I’ve made the pants version of this pattern before–here–but added all kinds of piping and pockets.


the sewing: I made this pattern last summer, but never got around to finishing them. Ever do that? Well the half finished shorts don’t fit this year, but I liked the pattern so much I traced a bigger size. The pattern is nicely tailored and the tiny pocket is adorable, even if it’s totally useless.  I have to say, these skinny star shorts are pretty much the bomb: simple, long, good for school and play. I think this would work well for boys too, maybe in a size up from what they normally wear so it’s not so, so tight.

start shorts

Each day in the flickr pool has been better than the last. On this, the final day of kcwc, your handmade clothes are pretty much blowing my mind. Check out these amazing garments:

kcwc day seven mosaic

1. yoke dress for kcwc

2. striped dress

3. robot baseball tee with rainbow stripes

4. organic cotton pj’s


21 Responses to kcwc spring 2012: day seven

  1. Carla says:

    I love that fabric! The Flickr pool is blowing my mind.

  2. kristin says:

    Ha, love the stars! Your daughter is such a little hipster. :) Way to run another wildly successful KCWC! And yeah, the flickr group is freakin’ incredible.

  3. Andrea says:

    This week’s KCWC has been the best yet. Unfortunately for me I forgot when I signed up that I was scheduled for surgery the same week, and I haven’t been up to sewing anything myself, but it’s been wonderful to see what everyone else has achieved.

  4. Marieke says:

    These star pants look great! I love the colours, and they sure look great on your daughter :)

  5. Marya says:

    Those star shorts are fabulous! I wish we had JoAnn’s in Canada.

  6. LOVE !!! cute as can be ; what a good model you have ! I’d like to thank you for this . It made me sew more dresses to donate to Dress A Girl . this is my 1st kcwc ! I am looking forward to the next one ! The Flickr pool is GREAT ! many ideas ! thanks !!!

  7. I think there will be a lot of Happy Handmade volumes sold after this KCWC. Very inspiring sewing…. and whoa those garments from the pool are unreal!

  8. Tartankiwi says:

    Thank you so much for organising this challenge! I’ve had a blast taking part. Not only have I substantially increased my childrens wardrobes, but I’ve had lots of fun and inspiration along the way- looking forward to the next one!

  9. Jenny says:

    Oh, you go with that pocket I couldn’t even see was there!

  10. Celina says:

    Thank yous so much for adding my pj’s. This is my third time participating and I have had so much fun every time… The Flickr gallery is always so inspiring! Thank you for such a great project :)
    P.S. see you on pinterest!

  11. lindsay says:

    These shorts are seriously so cool.

  12. Amber says:

    Amazing job. Amazing kcwc. It was my first time and I had so much fun! Only a couple pull-my-hair-out moments…

  13. jo says:

    i have loved participating in my first KCWC. so much fun and so much inspiration from the flickr pool, just amazing to see what everyone achieved this week.
    loving those shorts!

  14. Melissa Q. says:

    This was so much fun! Thanks Meg for a great KCWC.

  15. Caroline says:

    Thanks for hosting KCWC – it was great fun and I feel all ready to keep going with making clothes for the kids. See you next time!

  16. Vanessa says:

    Those shorts are awesome!!! I’ve had a great time this week…finished up 2 more things and plan to post them tomorrow. Thanks!!

  17. Thanks for the challenge once again! I got so much done this week – most of my little lady’s summer wardrobe, I think (if she grows at the rate I’m expecting…). It was fun to see what everyone else made too!

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  19. Carla says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this event! Without it my son would not have such cool things to wear. I am always so inspired by everyone’s creations and it really does push me to complete my projects in a timely manner. The only thing that I could say about making it better is that I love the lead up of guest posts and would always like to see more pattern reviews, tutorials, fabric round ups ect. Thanks again, you rock!