Kid’s Clothes Week is here! All week, I have committed to sewing for at least one hour for my children.
Last week, I went through my kid’s closets and made a list of everything they needed for the upcoming fall/winter season. You can get your own copy of this printable (available in boy and girl versions) here.
My second daughter had a drawer full of shirts but EVERY ONE of them was stained! So for day one of KCW I made her a short sleeve top that she is not allowed to wear (and wreck!) until school starts!
The pattern I used is Ottobre 3/2012 # 25. This is the same base as the simpler top I made for my older daughter here.
I used a thin pink stripe jersey knit for the top, white ribbing for binding, and a quilting cotton I bought in a destash lot a few years ago.
This top fits well with the theme of “Kid’s Art”. The ‘out of the lines’ drawing on the skirt panel, and all the pastel colours, remind me of my daughter’s water colour paintings.
The pattern was a very quick sew, and a great way to use up those small bits of knit and woven fabrics that aren’t enough for a garment on their own. Next up on the cutting table is a pair of skinny jeans to go with!