Hey! It’s Kids Clothes Week! It’s been awhile since I’ve fully jumped into Kids Clothes Week, but I was feeling motivated to make some new duds for the 4 year old. I had completely stopped making clothes for her at some point because she was rejecting all the stuff that I was making. But now she’s really into dresses, skirts and tank tops and all those things that I made 1-2 years ago! Lately, she’s been grabbing this skirt a lot (which makes me super happy), so I thought I should add another to the closet.
The pattern is the Oliver + S Swingset Skirt. I actually came across the pattern while browsing Probably Actually for some inspiration and I saw this sweet tank top that I knew Yuki would love. The pattern comes as a set, the skirt and the top and I love both pieces, plus Oliver + S patterns are always amazing, so I knew it would be worth buying!
The skirt is actually meant to have a lining that is not visible, but I decided to make a double layer skirt with the lining showing instead. I just switched the pattern pieces to cut the lining length for the main fabric and vice versa. I had to change things around when I sewed the two layers together so the side seam and hemming wouldn’t show from the outside, but besides that, it was a simple modification.
The skirt comes together quickly which is why I tackled this project before the Swingset Tunic which is also on my to do list this week, I was trying to ease into it with something simple. I made size 3 for Yuki based on her measurements and I think the fit is perfect, plus it’s got an elastic waist, so it’s pretty flexible. She loves it and already tried to wear it two days in a row, so that’s great. It’s the pink bow that’s got her hooked.
The fabric is from Avril Loreti’s Let’s Have a Party collection for Cloud9 called Escapade. It’s voile, very lightweight and a little see through which made it perfect for this lined pattern. Love the fun prints from this line! And I love Cloud9 organic fabrics too. They generously sent this to me when I joined the Small World Fabric Tour. The lining fabric is some quilting cotton from my stash (from Jo-ann).
I’m trying to keep the blogging brief since I have so many projects I want to get to! I’ve already got my second KCW make finished, but I’m not sure when I’ll get to blogging that. The sewing part is so much more fun! 😛
Are you participating in KCW? What are you working on this week?