kcwc fall 2011 – sharing day one

I've been meaning to make that girl of mine a skirt for awhile now. She would wander in while I was sewing up shop skirts and sigh and remind she wanted a skirt of her own. A one of a kind, mind you.

And so my first project for kcwc was sewing just that. A simple gathered skirt with deep teal blue linen and an easy fit elastic waist. My girls have always preferred 1/4 inch elastic for this type of skirt. I suppose it must be extra cozy for little tummies. I made some bias tape to finish the hem in a lovely citrus hue. {from Denyse's Hop Valley collection, a favorite of mine}

My girl was thrilled and says it's floufiness reminded her of Alice's dress. (Alice in Wonderland) I'm pretty sure floufy isn't a real word….. but we like it anyway.

So here it is…..

 

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I'm looking forward to sewing up something for the boy next. Maybe this? And of course he's due for some linen pants too and maybe these if I get really brave. If any of you have a favorite pattern or tutorial for kids do share a link!

See you tomorrow with more… at least some in progress shots anyhow.

{what is kcwc? kids clothes week challenge is folks sewing kid clothing for an hour a day from october 10th through the 17th… take a peek on the details here and of course there is a flickr group to share photos. I'm looking forward to adding to our fall wardrobe in the next few days!}

 

10 thoughts on “kcwc fall 2011 – sharing day one

  1. That is such a cute skirt. I love it. I hope one day to participate in this wonderful week of kids clothing sewing but alas I will have to miss again this time. I’ll just have to live it through you.
    Enjoy your sewing.

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