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April 25, 2012

Perhaps Foolhardy

Despite the original idea that I would mostly ignore Kids Clothing Week this year in favor of making April Clothing Caitlyn Month, I find that now that KCWC is here, I'm not ignoring it. In fact, I may be a bit ambitious.
KCWC Spring 2012
So, here's what's cut out and ready to go, from left to right.
  • McCall's 6387, in green and yellow daffodils, with fabric purchased at Stash, my new neighborhood fabric shop (squee!)
  • a home-drafted a-line-ish skirt with panels of fabric left from Caitlyn's summer hat
  • McCall's 6530 in purple and polka dots
  • McCall's 6062, view A (View B is this dress) in a red and pink from the stash. I realize that M6052 and M6530 are similar designs; I really should go through the pattern collection before I impulsively buy more patterns, even if they are on sale!
  • purple shorts using this free pattern and fabric off the remnant table (I've started these already). If they come out nicely, maybe I'll make another version in a denim

Here's what's not cut out:
  • a self-drafted knit top (copying existing t-shirts)
  • two versions of McCall's 6157, one in yellow and one in pink
  • a blue version of McCall's 5694
  • a pleated skirt based on this tutorial in a butterfly fabric
  • McCall's 6389 although I can't recall at the moment if I've got fabric picked out for it
  • a random embellishing project using a plain white t-shirt and the Bo-Nash kit I picked up at the Sewing Expo

So, I know what I'm doing for the rest of the week. Anyone else think I may have bitten off a bit much here?

4 comments:

  1. Ok, so you've cut all that out - that's the hard part as far as I'm concerned! So *I'm* feeling confident you'll do it :)

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    1. But I'm currently obsessed with French seams. I don't think it's the extra sewing that makes them so time-consuming but the extra ironing and extra pinning. If I were wanting to be really speedy, I'd go back to zig-zagging edges, but I really like the clean finished look French seams give to the inside and the outside of something.

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  2. Got coffee and chocolate? No problem!

    I'm sewing this week, too, finishing up a dress started last summer and few other things first and then allowing myself a new project, probably another summer dress. No new fabric, though, stash reduction program in progress.

    Looking forward to seeing the garments as they are produced.

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  3. No toddler summer wardrobe would be complete without a swimsuit especially if you have a family vacation in the works. And while there’s nothing cuter than an itsy-bitsy bikini or a mini pair of swim trunks, for adequate sun protection it’s best to look for tops and bottoms that cover as much vulnerable territory as possible or slipping a top over your toddler’s two-piece while she’s actually out in the sun.

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