kid clothes week part three

June 29th, 2008

just one more and then kid clothes week is over for reals. I think the skirt was actually the first thing I finished, but I ran out of double sided fusible interfacing and it took me a few weeks to get my butt to the fabric store for more.  First I drew a skyline without any reference and it was pretty sad, so I looked up skyline on flickr and ta da! There’s a little New York, a little Shanghai, and a little Cleveland on this skirt and maybe some Chicago on the back.

I’m thinking about selling a few of these in my shop, maybe doing a county version too.  I still have no idea how to size a pattern (anyone? anyone?) but I’m confident I can wing it. Next week is making stuff for the shop week, so we’ll see. I put a few things up (have a look!) but there are many diggers to make, so I don’t know if I’ll even get to the skirts. Hope everyone had a good weekend. I’m off to have cocktails and listen to some french gypsy music with my best pal.

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19 Responses to kid clothes week part three

  1. Rach says:

    What a gorgeous skirt – lovely idea. Have you appliqued the design on the bottom or is it simply fused?

  2. victoria says:

    I love that skyline-on-skirt design. Also like that there’s a bit of different places on it, very inspiring.

  3. barbara says:

    i love the skirt. what a great idea. i just bought five yards of heat n bond, i just need to find the time to use my ideas. i tried to do your sew along and posted some pictures and will post the rest this week. i kept it fairly simple. we have two more weeks of swim lessons starting tomorrow so that will keep us out of the house all morning and free swim will keep us out all afternoon. stop by and take a look. however i didn’t label “sewing week”.

  4. leslie says:

    that skirt. is wonderful. you should definitely make a bigger one. for yourself.

  5. ruth says:

    I just love the skyline skirt, I’d love one too!

  6. monica says:

    oh fantabulous! mind if I borrow the idea? (for myself only!!)

  7. zannestar says:

    ooh, totally squealing! Absolutely love the skirt. You want to “grade” the pattern. There are some great books about it, but I found this little step by step guide that will probably explain it faster than I could.
    (oh, my 3yo would look so cute…you’ll have to let us know when they are in your etsy)

  8. Nichol says:

    That is great! It reminds me of “The City” from Babe, Pig in the City—-which is one of the most surreal kid’s films I have ever seen. I agree about an adult version, I would definitely wear that.

  9. Abby says:

    ohhhhh cute. I luv this skirt. goodluck with the shop!!

  10. Jen b says:

    how about adult size in the shop. i’d buy one in a heartbeat.

  11. sweetcheese says:

    I second what Jen B says! I think many grown-up girls would love to own a city skirt.

  12. Rikkianne says:

    Oh my!

    Make big ones AND little ones and sell, sell, sell:)


  13. Mom says:

    What about that great skyline on the St. Joe water tower–you know, for the downhome folks. You could sell it in the back room at Loso’s.

  14. Jackie says:

    I would have started with the cocktails when I was sewing. Cocktails and lots of swearing! Gads, but you are talented! All of your clothes look great.

  15. martha says:

    this is super cute!
    and of course I like the color combo….

  16. belinda says:

    That green is killing me. Gorgeous work!

  17. Marina says:

    Gorgeous and so clever! It definitely brings back memories of a past trip to Shanghai (haven’t been to Seattle yet)!

  18. Megan says:

    What a great idea! I love the colors you chose, too. Not black, like someone might expect to see for a silhouette.

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