kids clothes week challenge: day 3
May 12th, 2010
I was able to sneak downstairs yesterday and make these polka dot leggings for my daughter. Holy crap that serger is fast. Once I get going I get a little serger happy, weeeeeeee! Of course then I make a mistake and those seams are a bear to rip out, so I have to serger more to fix the problem and as my grandfather would say, “I cut it and I cut it and it’s still too short.” All that is to say the waistband is a little janky. The pattern is from the Nani Iro book that came out a few years ago. Between the leg and the cuff of the pants the pattern also had a floobidiboo, but I couldn’t figure out the directions and it wasn’t all that fantastic, so I skipped it.
The top I made from this peasant top tutorial. I snagged some of that Heather Ross Far Far Away unicorn print when it was flying off the shelves (but oh! have you seen her new designs?). And I’m so glad that I did because I’ve never worked with double gauze before and it is a whole helluva lot nicer than quilting cotton. It’s light and soft and hangs nicely–perfect for summer. Thankfully the pants and the shirt are a hit even though they are not pink (thankfully).