The Kids Clothes Week Summer 2013 starts today and obviously I didn’t want to miss the fun …
This time around, I planned ahead (kind of … anyway, as some pictures still need to be taken and there’s a couple of projects in the pipeline. However, most of the sewing is already done) and I hope to be showing a new piece (almost) everyday 🙂
Of course, I won’t be adding lots of info, but in case I miss something I’ll be adding further details later.
So, shall we start?
I believe Appoline is my most used Citronille pattern to date. I always manage to put together a couple of these for summer and I’m just considering making a few in corduroy for layering when the weather gets a bit cooler. For this version, I used a pink oxford and added a few inches to the length (hoping that she could wear it until the summer ends. Hopefully by late October).
Based on some comments and mails I get, I know it is not easy to get French patterns outside Europe (French instructions may also be an issue for some) I did a bit of searching and found that McCalls 6022 (view C) is a close match. You may wish to give it a try (please be advised that I have not tested the McCalls pattern. My judgement is based on the pattern cover and drawings only).
You may have noticed by now (if you missed my previous version, you may check it here), that the Léon shorts are a current favorite (as seen here) with my girls – comfy and cute, always works for her. They have a nice length and I just love the bubble effect on her “baby legs”. Hopefully, she will also be able to wear these until the end of summer (fingers crossed).
For this version, I picked 1/2 meter of a lovely Tilda print from my local fabric shop and managed to sew both the shorts and the (mandatory) bow hair tie (following this free Oliver + S tutorial).
We also both love the front pockets: perfect for carry almost everything a little girl needs (ok, maybe not everything but she does carry a lot in those). I used the same pink oxford for contrast and I think it looks so cute.
So there you have it: KCW Summer day 1 fully accomplished.
I hope to come back tomorrow with another project 🙂