summer kcw 2014: striped tank and green shorts
July 25th, 2014
It wouldn’t be KCW if there wasn’t some sort of screw up. I really thought I would have a new outfit each day to post this week, but no. These shorts were supposed to be for my 7-year-old boy, but they were way too big. I had a black t-shirt I made for him too. I was about to iron on a design he made, but then his younger brother’s shirt came out of the dryer. All the parts around the design (that I hadn’t cut away) turned white and it looked kinda crappy.
I was falling in love with that Lesley Riley TAP paper. But she let me down. I think we might break up.
The shorts fit my daughter perfectly though, so all is not lost. I used the Happy Homemade vol. 2 shorts pattern, but turned them into racer-style shorts. I love how the piping looks on the pocket! I was going to skip back pockets altogether, but then it looked empty and weird. I whipped up a pocket with a little piping. I think it still looks weird, but not empty at least.
The tank I started last summer (sheesh, I was a little overambitious last summer kcw). I remember getting frustrated and throwing the shirt aside because the neckline wasn’t right. I must have been feeling extra fussy, because the neckline seems perfectly fine to me now. I bound the armholes and hemmed it and voila! another tank for my girl.
It’s a sporty little outfit and I like it. Plus the shorts will get worn this summer and then handed down next summer. So four outfits made for KCW. Not bad, not bad at all. There are a good four or five garments in various stages of almost done in my studio. I’ll either finish them up this weekend or you’ll see them next summer KCW :)