kid clothes week
June 23rd, 2008
I kept my word and worked (almost) every evening this past week on my kid’s wardrobe. Actually I had such a good time I’m going keep at it this week. Mostly I used tutorials, but I’m working on some patterns too. The two skirts are from the twirly skirt tutorial by Erin from house on hill road. It is a seriously twirly skirt–my daughter calls it her swirly skirt. The tulip fabric I picked up at the thrift store and there was just enough. A good friend gave me the fish fabric and even though there was only a quarter of a yard (about half of what is called for) it still twirls a little. I looked forever to find a tutorial for the shirts. I knew what I wanted, but didn’t want to spend 10 bucks on a pattern for something so simple. I finally found it on Just Tutes, which is a fantastic resource for kid’s clothes (click here to go right to the shirt tutorial). I made the yellow one first and it’s ridiculously small (I’m worried it won’t even fit the 4 month old babe it’s going to) and the second one I made is too big, so I’m guessing next time I’ll get it right. That’s the problem with sewing at night–no one is around to try anything on. The striped pants are for my son and I blatantly ripped off the design (and fabric choice too) from Leah of go monkey designs, but she did a much better job (serves me right). I traced a pair of my son’s pants for the little shorts and made up the cuffs and tabs as I went a long. I used a contrasting bright green thread for all the details and damn if it isn’t stylish. They turned out better than I had hoped and have been worn and washed many times already.
whew! if you’d like to see bigger and better photos head over to my flickr site.
Do you have any good garment making tutorials to share? I’m kind of addicted, so if you know of any good ones–for kids or adults–please leave a comment so we can all see. thanks.