I time-shifted my KCW sewing, knowing that this week was going to filled with preparations for R's 6th birthday party (just 25 of her closest friends, plus their parents, plus R's grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins). So what I'm showing you here was finished last week and photographed today. You'd think I could have photographed it in time to get in early for KCW, but R had so many excuses for not modelling, it took forever to convince/bribe/threaten her so I could get it done (and I still don't know what she was doing in the photo at bottom right - fighting off an imaginary foe, perhaps?). Anyway, I'm relieved to be blogging this at last, in between packing lolly bags, sewing bunting and researching make-ahead finger foods.
Here are the details:
Grey triangle skirt with elephant pockets
Fabric: cotton from Spotlight
Pattern: based on skirt C from Sewing Lesson Book, but essentially self-drafted (the Japanese instructions looked too complicated, so I just cut pieces by eye and put them together in my own way).
Result: I'm very happy with this one, especially given my very gung-ho approach to making it. It's a great fit and the big pockets are perfect for stuffing with acorns, which R can never resist picking up.
Orange chevron top
Fabric: cotton jersey from Spotlight
Pattern: the beachy boatneck, with sleeves modified to be slightly puffy. I used this tutorial and added 2" to the sleeves.
Result: this is a good fit with a bit of room to grow. I was aiming for a little more puffiness in the sleeves, but they're perfectly acceptable as is.
Chevron skirt (mini-me size, suitable for wombats)
R's toy wombat scored a little skirt. A wombat in a skirt is, of course, totally absurd, but that's what she went with when I asked her to choose which lucky toy would be getting new clothing. I must say, it's pleasingly fast to sew things for toy wombats, and they are very cooperative when it comes to trying things on. Unlike children.
I made R this fishtail rainbow-loom bracelet to match the top - the chevron shapes of the bands coordinate so brilliantly! If only I'd remembered to get her to wear it while modelling - or maybe I should have put it on the wombat...?