Sunday, February 1, 2015

Kids Clothes Week: February 2015

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The first time I participated in Kids Clothes Week was a total success . I made a dress, sweatshirt, skirt, two tops, and four pairs of leggings; and it was soo much fun! However, come summer I signed up for my second KCW and totally flopped. I actually ended up making an art smock, one and a half skirts, a tank top, and a dress- which now that i'm listing it out doesn't seem like a total flop...maybe I should reevaluate....anyways I never blogged them- and that seemed like failure at the time! That feeling of failure, and the stress of school, made me skip out on the fall KCW which made me pretty sad. 

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However, I signed up for this month's KCW and I'm pretty excited. I've set my "To Sew" expectations pretty small, I probably wont get a ton of stuff done because I don't want to fall behind in my school work, but I really want the incentive to spend just one hour a day sewing. When it is all said and done, sewing makes me happy, and sometimes I need the extra encouragement to do things that make me happy! 

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This time around the theme of KCW is upcycle- which should be a good reason to remake some of my old clothing that into stuff that Cordelia can love an enjoy. However, before I start on any of that I want to share my projects from last time! 

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The theme last summer was Kid's Art, and it was a lot of fun to get Cordelia's help decorating fabric. We drew on fabric, and we painted on fabric. I think the painting turned out the best- and she was soo proud of all of her little flowers. 

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I actually don't have pictures of the finished projects that were drawn on, but here is the painted flower dress! I picked up very "sky" looking fabric for the base of the dress, and trimmed it in green cotton and yellow ric rack that I had in my stash.

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She gets especially excited when she tells people that she painted the flowers on her dress- most people think I did it. 

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My second photographed look didn't involve any hands on kid action, but I felt the mermaids felt like kid art, so I figured it worked.  

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The skirt is a simple circle skirt, I added flower stitching to the bottom (mostly because I was super excited about my new machine) and a pink and white polka dot waistband. The top was my first self drafted and sewn knit top! 

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Think good thoughts, and wish me luck sewing this week! 



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