So this week is a big one in the international sewing community of bloggers (hummmm.. the ISCB anyone? Maybe not… I’ll keep working on it… ) From Monday to Sunday, it’s officially Kids Clothes Week. I’ve never participated before and I’m quite excited about it!
The plan is to sew for at least an hour, every day for one week. It’s all about cheering each other on, getting stuff done, making clothes for our little ones. Then we get to brag about it on our respective blogs and post our projects on the KCW site Well, at least I think that’s what it’s all about… someone correct me if I got it wrong please.
I thought it might be a good idea to make a plan, so as to keep myself on track and focussed. I’ve been known to obsess so much about a fabric or pattern choice that zero sewing gets done.
Of course, as luck would have it, I have been obsessing about this plan so much that after close to two weeks of thinking about it, well, I am still not sure what I am going to do. Aye aye aye.
So for now, I thought I would write down what’s going through my head and the rest will be mushroom gravy (I am vegetarian you know…).
Alix will be 4 in February. She’s tall and above average weight-wise (although she’s been slimming down lately). I tend to sew a full size or two larger for her. Right now, a 5 fits her well, with room to grow. She’s quite the character… tons of energy, mischievous, headstrong. Although she’s rather tomboyish and will always be the first to jump in the puddle and climb the tree, she’s actually been opting for dresses lately. And at 3 and 3/4 years old, she is damn picky about what she wears. I’ve taken to seek her opinion on fabric before I start cutting since otherwise, she’ll probably refuse to even try it on for me.
What I might make for Alix:
- Alix wants to be Batman for Halloween. I’m cool with that (actually really loving it! You go girl!). I’ve purchased black leggings, a frilly skirt, a plain black t-shirt and a plastic Batman mask. I am therefore missing a black cape and a Batman logo for the t-shirt. Shouldn’t be too hard at all (famous last words).
- A pair of knit leggings using this free pattern by Ellie Inspired
- A dress. I have no clue which one. I’ve narrowed it down to about 7 different patterns. Heidi and Finn patterns are always high on my list for Alix. I’m especially in love with this new one.
Gaëlle is now 18 months old. She just started daycare three weeks ago. She’s a little sweetie who loves music and dancing. She’s also a tremendous amount of work lately, as she tends to run away, throw things and cry a lot. Like Alix, she is quite tall for her age but is slimmer than her older sister. A size two fits her perfectly. Luckily for me, she couldn’t care less what clothes I put on her (probably prefers to run around naked actually) so I can pick whatever fabric/pattern I like. Love it!
What I might make for Gaëlle:
- A Bimaa sweater with some funky jersey knit.
- A knit jersey dress with a peter pan collar. Something like this. My friend Victoria just suggested that I try the Tinny Dress Pattern. Hummm… that could work!!!
- simple leggings from Ellie Inspired
- a high-waisted skirt from a free tutorial from Nothing Too Fancy
- an top made from an old cashmere sweater of mine. This one will be self drafted. Yikes.
- perhaps a cardigan too? Like the Greenpoint Cardigan? It goes up to size 12… sweet!