Sunday, October 16, 2011

KCWC Days 1-6

Here's my recap so far on Kids Clothes Week Challenge from Elsie Marley:

Day 1 - Rested (I injured myself working last week so I had to skip Monday)

Day 2 - attached the sleeves to Marion's shirt for Halloween (tea dying tutorial here), made her Pebbles dress and Goy's Bam Bam bottom (just without the sash), made a sweater dress for Marion (tutorial here)

Day 3 - Finished Goy's Bam Bam costume (added sash and bone button), made marion's hair bone and bracelet (to mimic Wilma's necklace)

Day 4 - Rested, and got ready to do Potty Training with Goy

Day 5 - Marion's jeans - poor girl only had 1 pair of skinny jeans (in white) that fit... she needed some more.  I used Dana's pattern and used the flat front lines, and just shortened it since my kiddos have a bigger belly than hers :) and used a pair of Daddy's old worn out jeans to make.  I even put in a fake fly using embroidery floss in the same color as the seam at the bottom :) and a button.  I kept the original hem on the jeans to save a step and keep some detail, and tucked the excess material up with a hidden stitch so we can lengthen it as we go.

Day 6 - a craft fail - tried to make this Raglan T but used too big of a shirt for the pattern, so I have to take it all apart and size it down... will take a picture once I do that. 

After a break, I came back and made Marion this dress.  I found inspiration for it here and made my own pattern to make an A line dress, add the pleats at the bottom, and the collar and button at the top.  It's not perfect, but it looks great on her!  The best part... it's made from an old Oakley collard shirt Frankie bought me for my birthday when we were dating... so it's sentimental too and its probably the only Oakley toddler dress since they don't have a kids line :)

Stay tuned for Day 7, 8, 9 & 10 (it's supposed to be 10/10-17 but since I missed 2 days, I'll do it through the 19th).

1 comment:

Mike and Julie said...

Looks like lots of fun!