This is my first time even attempting at participating in Kids clothing week. Usually I am way too busy, but most times I just completly miss it. I still was late to the game -prewashing fabric and printing patterns the first day (while most sesoned KCW-ers have this done earlier so the actual week is spent SEWING!) I guess I will have to remember that for next time ;)
I did manage to make an outfit for both my girls, even though more were planned. (I actually made a few other things for new patterns that I can't share just yet- more to come on that)
I kept it simple. Serger friendly projects that they could get lots of wear out of , and that they needed.
I adjusted it slightly to make tunics, perfect for covering little bottoms and to wear with leggings. For the red bimaa, I used a med weight sweatshirt fabric that had lots of stretch but was really warm.
I lengthened the bodice by about 8" and extended the side out so the bottom hem was about 9". This gave the bottom of the tunic a little more room for moving/sitting/jumping and created a cute bubble effect that I love!.
I also adjusted the hood, buy extending the front neckline out by 2". I sewed the hood, keeping the fronts seperate so they could overlap. I added the button hole and pinned the fronts together and then sewed the hood in the neckline.
Everthing else I kept the same and constructed as the pattern explained (really well done by the way!)
I love the end result and it is the perfect tunic for school and the colder weather. It looks great paired with a super fun pair of Alice in wonderland leggings (self drafted pattern)
For the black bimma, I used a lighter black jersey and only lengthened it about 4", I kept the hood the same as in the pattern. I lined the hood and made leggings with a fun aztec print. Easy peasy....and comfy!
two outfits done, many more to go for the winter wardrobes...what did you make for kcw?