To be honest, I had everything ready.
For over one month, I had set aside fabrics and patterns for the KCWC Fall 2012.
(more on these sewing patterns soon. A recent tip from a sewing friend)
Yet, in the end there’s not much to show …
I had a busy week (work and family always need to come first) and most of my sewing plans weren’t meant to be.
My initial plan was to sew a basic fall wardrobe for my girl. You know, the basic pieces that will get her through the season and that make (my) mornings so much easier ♥.
I was hoping to sew pants, tees, tunics (love them), shorts and jumpers. I know, I know, I was asking for the moon!
Of course, I now have more time to work on them (I do love the pressure of sewing within a deadline, but I also love to have time to work on the details and coordination is important when you construct a basic wardrobe).
So, what did I accomplished …
Oliver+S After School Pants (size 5) in medium weight denim. The pockets are lined with liberty fabric (some as the t-shirt bellow) but I was not allowed to take any close-up picture (I’ll try to post a couple later). These are still a bit large on my girl, but I do love the loose fit (and the fact that these will be worn for much longer). She, obviously, loves the fact that the front pockets are huge (and perfect for storing rocks).
I did not add the back ruffles as the recipient was not very keen on those (and I didn’t want to risk these not been worn).
Basic White Tee (almost) √
Children’s Corner Mattie T-shirt with Liberty ruffle collar (also a size 5). Jeans and t-shirts are the only items (and sweats) I usually buy her. I’ve been looking for a good pattern for making basic t-shirts (with a good neck fit) and this looks like a good option – Ottobre also features a couple of good designs and I may give them a try as well.
Of course, these still need a few mods – it was a bit too large (but knits shrink quite a lot, right?). I’ll also be adding a few inches to the ruffle – and I do need to find good quality knits (not very expensive). Yet, overall I’m quite pleased with it. (just for the record, she said it looked like a pajama top, but she tried it on and it felt very comfy. I’m pretty confident she will wear it more).
worn with Oliver+S Puppet Show shorts (favorite summer short pattern. These will be her last pair. Next season she’ll be size 6 😦
love the liberty ruffle
and the lace sleeve hem.
Fall Shorts √
Clever Charlotte’s Finch Shorts (I did a size 4, but should have done a size 5 as these won’t be making the entire season). I’ve been meaning to sew these for quite a long time (but couldn’t justify the extra purchase). A couple of weeks ago, I took advantage of their pattern sale and couldn’t be more pleased. The pattern is really cute (looks adorable on, believe me!) and it will be perfect for fall with some tights underneath. Of course, she love these (the baby cord is very soft) but it was very late when I finished these so no modelling photos for the moment.
Don’t you love Fall sewing?