I usually watch Kid’s Clothes Week from the sidelines–this year, I decided to participate! Whether you sew clothes for children or not, you should check out the Kid’s Clothes Week Blog or the Elsie Marley’s Flickr Group–prepare to be amazed.
Of course, I had no dreams of elaborate clothing or perfectly pleated dresses, but I did want to take the week to finish and start a number of little projects for my kids that I have put off for too long.
I made aprons for each of my kids (after mom and dad’s new aprons, they decided they needed one, too.) I made a very sparkly and equally wonky mermaid tail and shirt for my 3 year old. I got out my ruffler (!!! more on that next week) and wanted to ruffle every piece of fabric I own, but I resisted. I did use the ruffler to embellish the hot pink t-shirt (above) for my daughter. She refuses to wear plain t-shirts (and who can blame her), but I was thrilled she wore the “new” shirt and skirt I made her to church yesterday. The tights and shoes were on her own.
I also channeled my inner Mary (my exceptionally talented sister-in-law) and embellished this tee using trim she had given me. Thanks, Mare.
Do you have any favorite kids clothing patterns? I loved making The Big Bow Dress for my daughter, and I have the Geranium Dress printed and ready to go. What other patterns or tutorials hould I check out??