Only 1 day to go until the official start of Kid's Clothes Week and with a theme of "mini me" how could I not join in?!
I'm usually loathe to use any fabrics that I've used for myself for either of the kids lest we accidentally dress alike one day, but I did have just enough of my brown on brown jersey to make this Hopscotch dress, and get myself in the mood for the upcoming Kid's Clothes Week Challenge.
I don't think I'll be quite so literal when I start the week of sewing (at least one hour per day for seven days straight) but believe me, there will be more brown. I've taken the Mini Me theme to mean that I get to choose the fabrics and I get to choose the patterns. Should my little version of me prove to be equally as determined as her mother there may not actually be any modelled photos for the whole week. We'll see.....
Meanwhile, we're both loving our brown dresses, just not on the same day. This is the Hopscotch dress in a straight size 3, possibly with an inch extra hem length, I forget. What I should have remembered to do was add a bit of length to the neckband. It's much easier to get the yoke to sit nicely if the neckband is about an inch longer and can overhang half an inch at each end, then be trimmed once the yoke is sewn to the dress.
Finally, I got around to making some leggings. I broke open my as yet unused Playtime pattern and sewed up a pair of leggings with 18-24m width and 3T length. Perfect fit!
Now, I love this colour combination, and if, like me, you remember the good old days when there was alcohol advertising at the cinemas then you can sing along with me:....
My plans for Kids Clothes Week may be far too ambitious (but isn't that the point!) as I've cut out:
- 4 more pairs Playtime leggings
- a Japanese pattern knit dress (pattern stash busting)
- a Japanese wool cardigan/shrug (pattern stash busting)
- a Playtime dress (pattern stash busting)
- an Apple Picking Dress (pattern stash busting)
- a Flashback Skinny T
- and a Field trip Raglan Dress
Forgive me if nothing happens on the blog for a few days, but I promise there'll be some things worth coming back to look at once I resurface. Are you joining in?