Monday, July 21, 2014

KCW Days 1 & 2

This post is a 2 for 1. I'm participating (at least to some extent) in Kids Clothes Week and also Skirt Fixation's Knit Sew-Along. I love sewing with knits. I'd say at least 50% of what I sew anymore is knit.

Elena doesn't really need anymore summer clothes so I'm trying to make things that will transition into fall - things that are good for late August into September. So Day 1 (Sunday) was spent prepping patterns, choosing fabric, and cutting. Day 2 (Monday) was sewing. It took a total of 1-1/2 hours with lots of interruptions to make a Hey June Greenpoint Cardigan and Crafterhours' Monkey Bars Skirt.

This little skirt was done in 20 minutes flat. It is made using Doodles interlock from Joann's. I didn't make the undershorts because it will be easier to layer with tights or leggings into fall this way. She can wear separate shorts in the meantime. It's hard to tell the color, but it's shades of gray with a lavender cast to it.

The cardigan combines the Doodles interlock with some ponte also from Joann's this past winter. Based on measurements I made a size 1 because I wanted the snug fit. I did the 3T sleeve length. It just fits. I hope it lasts a couple of months at least. But again, another quick easy pattern (no hemming so yay!) so I plan on making more. It's nice to have lightweight layering pieces for mornings and evenings and our church. Man, it's cold in there!

It works well all together, and it'll be so useful split up as well. Sorry no pictures of her in it. We've all got summer colds and someone wasn't feeling like getting her picture taken - not even for gummi bears. I'm thinking about making another cardigan for tomorrow so come back to see what else can be done with the Greenpoint Cardigan pattern. Well, if it works out that is.

Edit on 7/24 to include pictures wearing the outfit:


  1. So darling! Glad you are sewing along. This week is going to be the best yet!

  2. What a great little outfit - again thanks for introducing me to yet another pattern collection. I love the cardigan. I could see this outfit for little kids up into older school age. Great inspiration for someone who also sews for a duaghter. The KCW has really gotten the firing roaring for some back to school wears as well.


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