I’m sure we’re all familiar with KCW’s motto by now: “Sew clothes for your kids, 1 hour, each day for, 7 days“.
Considering each day has 24 hours, accomodating 1 hour for sewing looks pretty easy, right?
So, I won’t be promising a daily post during this KCW, but I will definitely make a huge effort to get my daily dose of sewing time 🙂
I’m not quite sure if summer is my favorite season (I was born in the Fall …), but summer sewing is definitely a lot of fun: light fabrics, easy pieces and lots of color.
I could fill my girl’s wardrobe with sundresses – well, actually I might already do that – and the great thing is that they all get lots of wear. We spend so much playing outside and going places that there’s always need for an extra sundress.
There are so many things to love about this pattern (besides their well-known sewing instructions): the fit is great, it’s perfect for beach wear (we love it), it’s actually an easy pattern to tackle and it always last at least 2 summer seasons around here.
For this year version, I choose a medium-weight twill with powder-blue starts (thank you Rita for the advise) and it worked quite well – gathering was a bit more challenging, but the outcome is great 🙂
I must confess that my girl wasn’t very impressed with my fabric choice (“too boyish“, were her exact words! She does loves the dress, nonetheless), but I had a major crush as soon as I saw this print: it’s blue, it’s actually very actual (stars are everywhere this summer), the price/quality ratio was great and I have big plans to sew her brother a pair of matching shorts 🙂
Hopefully, I will be able to sew the shorts before the end of this KCW.
See you tomorrow (fingers crossed …).
xx Ana Sofia