Monday, August 25, 2014

Sewing for Preschool

It's hard to believe that I am sending this little one off to preschool next week. If you know me, you know I'm not big on preschool and that my other kids either didn't go or only went one year. I think it's necessary in this case so that Elena gets to spend more time with kids her age instead of her teenage siblings.

She is definitely looking forward to it. She asks every day if she gets to go to school today. I hope she is still so excited after a couple weeks of actually going.

So the clothes are nothing too exciting, but I have been absent from this blog for a couple of weeks so I wanted you to know that I am still here and sewing (a lot actually).

The pants are from last year, but with the hem let down. You can still see the line, but I'm hoping that will fade with a wash and steaming. I double hemmed them last year, so it was as easy as unpicking the one line. The pattern is a slightly upsized DanaMadeIt Kid pants - the free 2T version. I added patch pockets to the back with some decorative stitching. They have no pockets on the flat front. The fabric is a super soft denim from my thrift store stash.

And yep, that's another Bimaa. I have even made one previously for her friend in this very same fabric. You won't see anymore of this fabric because I used every last inch and had to use some plain white for the bottom band. The cowl is also an inch or so shorter because of the small amount of fabric available. The fabric is from Girl Charlee at least a year ago, probably more. It's pretty lightweight so that makes it nice and drapey and also not too hot for fall.

I think she certainly looks old enough to go to school. Time keeps marching on and I guess I have to roll with it. Today is also a very big day for my son who starts high school. He leaves the comfort of the private school he attended for 10 years (including preschool) to enter a very large, urban, public high school. He is ready for it, but again, am I?


  1. Where do you find such cute knit fabric??? We are always on the search for some!!

    1. Thanks. This one is from Girl Charlee last summer. They have a HUGE selection. The hard part with knits is finding ones that hold up to washing and don't pill. I haven't figured that out yet. I've had mostly good results but sometimes I'm surprised that after only a few washings, it looks old while others still look great after tons of washings. The interlocks and pontes I've gotten at Joann's have all been nice. Hope that helps.


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