KCW – Day 7

All this past week I have been participating in Kids Clothes Week – the challenge is to sew for your kids, for at least one hour per day, every day, for a whole week!

And, I made it!

Today, I made a t-shirt for Mathilda. We are heading towards winter, and she’s grown so much since last year, she’s going to need a lot of new things. And, this is a start.

The Pattern

I used a pattern called “Owl Princess” from Ottobre Design 1/2014. It is a tunic length t-shirt with a flared, rounded hem.

I really love this hem, its the reason why I decided to try this design.

It was a really quick sew – only 3 pattern pieces, plus neck binding. I did the straight lines and finished all the edges on the overlocker.

And, I finished the sleeves and hem with the stretch straight stitch on my regular machine.

The Fabric

This is a very stretchy poly/lycra knit by Maggy London. I know that the colours are very unusual for Mathilda, but I have some coordinating fabric with these colours – blue and lime – combined with bright pink! And that is definitely Mathilda’s style. I’m sure that I will have her modelling this t-shirt at a later date.

Kids Clothes Week

For now, this is it for this week. Here’s a quick recap of what I achieved:

Day One – a skirt for Veronica

Days 2 & 3 – A shirt for Jonathan:

Days 4, 5 & 6 – another shirt for Jonathan:

And today, Day 7 – a t-shirt for Mathilda:

And just to show that my kids do wear the things I make for them, here they all are at the RAAF Museum which we visited today:

I made the skirt that Mathilda is wearing last week.

Thanks for reading.


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