Things are crazy busy at the moment. I'm in the thick of both birthdays and Christmas. I always like to sew the kids a few things for both celebrations. It's one of the few times a year I can muster up a bit of enthusiasm and creativity for my children, sewingwise. Mostly my efforts are dampened by their lack of enthusiasm in wearing my creations. It's not that they mind wearing the clothes I sew them, it's just that it's impossible for me to predict what it is they will wear.
I finished sewing for Meg this morning. I have cheated quite a bit by deciding to cut myself some slack by mixing home sewing with RTW pieces. I must say, that even though very little of this was sewn from scratch, it still gave me just as much pleasure. I have managed to use up a few scraps of fabric and a handful of buttons from my enormous jar of buttons bought at an op-shop.
Anyway, kicking off is the Insa skirt from Sewing Clothes Kids Love. This is a 2-layered skirt. I made both the layers from a range of cotton voiles as I wanted to keep it as cool and as light as possible. I would have preferred to use contrasting fabrics but there wasn't many on offer in the voile.
Next up is an embellished white singlet to go with the Insa skirt. I purchased a plain white singlet from Target. I sewed some little sleeve-caps to each strap and hand sewed on a range of pink and red buttons.
Next up is another version of the embellished singlet. This time to go with RTW shorts in green.
Lastly, I have another RTW shirt from Target. This time a tee in watermelon pink. I sewed a heart from my Liberty scraps. This one goes with RTW shorts in blue.
That's it for Meg. One down...many to go!