Once again, KCW is here (remember the motto: Sew clothes for your kids, 1 hour a day, each day for 7 days).
From today until next Sunday, 27 July 2014, it’s the summer edition of Kid’s Clothes Week: lots of sundresses, tops and shorts will be feature by so many talented ladies (you can check it all here and register if you fell like joining the fun).
I almost skipped this edition: too busy balancing kid’s summer holidays with me still working full-time (don’t ask me how we managed, because it’s not fun for either of us), but at the last minute I decided to join the fun.
I have a couple of projects in the pipeline and 2 projects on the go, so there was really no excuse, right?
My first project has been in the pipeline for quite a while.
I bought the Geranium dress pattern (Made by Rae) when the larger sizes were released, but it did took me a while to join the crowd.
Obviously, now I wonder what took me so long.
It’s truly my type of pattern: a simple lovely dress (and top) pattern with so many options to choose from (including flutter sleeves, but i did managed to skip them this time).
For KCW day One, I choose a very simple version: cap sleeves, a gathered skirt and cutout neckline and a candy stripe print from my stash.
Once a saleslady from my local shop advise me to stay from sewing with stripes (too difficult to match and kept straight), but I love them so there are quite a few striped fabrics in my cupboard (Stripes have such a timeless appeal – even in this bubblegum-colored version 🙂
I made a size 6 with several added inches (in length) to make sure it will last her until the end of the summer. She’s already growing the ones I made her a couple of months ago 😦
As expected sewing was easy (there’s not much left to be said about this pattern. The construction is quite straight forward and the pdf pattern does feature quite a lot of pictures to guide you along the way), but getting a proper picture of my girl was, once again, mission impossible.
She loves the dress (as she loves almost everything I sew for her), but she really dislikes taking pictures.
The picture above was the best from the lot (please excuse, the already too wrinkled dress from playing – and running away from the camera).
Oh well, hopefully tomorrow will be much better.
xx Ana Sofia