Sunday, May 15, 2011

kcwc: the end

Okay, for the sewing that I did manage, this is absolutely my favourite piece. Sure, it's just a sweatshirt but it's red and white - and it has red and white stripes in the hood! I would wear this everyday if it was my size. And I made it using a pair of pre-loved sweatpants from my dear friend Ragdoll, so as long as Milo doesn't stain the bejeezus out of it, her little baby boy will be next in line to wear it. It's funny, I love raglan sleeves in knitting, but this is the very first time I've sewn a raglan sleeve. I didn't use a pattern but drafted a pattern from an existing hand-me-down. I know I will use this a few more times.

As soon as I finished the sweatshirt, I took the inspiration from this skirt (oh my goodness, it's awesome) and pulled out a thrifted shirt hoping to cut a few triangles out of it. But the shirt had these crazy diagonal sleeves and I realized I could make the whole skirt out of the two sleeves cut open. Fifteen minutes and three serged seams later and Sadie had a skirt. She wore it instantly (yes, over top of rainbow leggings).

Almost forgot this shirt! I made this on Tuesday with the same jersey as Sadie's pants. Easy style and it seems anything with a ruffle gets a thumbs up from my girl.

So another KCWC week done. I may not have sewn as much as I'd hoped, but no matter - I got to make a few wearable pieces and have some fun photo shoots with the kids. I know I've already said it, but this last photo reminds me even more - there's sewing and then there's spending time with my little people. I'll take a laugh-off by the blackboard anytime.


Jan from Lovebird said... [Reply to comment]

I love that little shirt and the skirt. AND the look great together!

Sascha said... [Reply to comment]

I love the stripeys on the inside of hoods. I just cut another unisex hoodie with a stripe for the hood lining. That skirt is awesome and if Luca saw it she would demand one.

ingrid said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, I love love love that skirt!
It is all kinds of fabulous!

happyness said... [Reply to comment]

I blink, and look how much you have done. You inspire me. Love your studio. coco

Deanna McFadden said... [Reply to comment]

Oh Sam! That sweatshirt is absolutely gorgeous. I adore it, and anything with stripes has a place in my heart. What a good use for those old sweatpants - with a hole that could not be fixed...

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