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KCW day 3+4... sew much more.

I hope you are enjoying all these sewing posts as much as I've enjoyed sewing for Miss E? 3 more days of  KCW to go and I haven't even started sewing for Mister M- yikes, I feel terrible! 

On day 2 and 3 I sewed some more from the same Japanese Book as the day before Enanna 80-90. I now realize that Miss E is actually 100 cm, so I have made all the patterns longer by 5-10cm, but since the fits are loose I haven't had to adjust any of the widths. 

In these first photos, I made this really awesome playsuit. When I went to buy a zipper the other day, I got side tracked ( as always) and came out with a bunch of new fabric, this little floral print beeing one of them. I love it! It's 100% cotton and I'm pretty sure I found it in the quilting section of the shop. It will be perfect for our soon to be summer.

Oh look there are pockets, well sort of! This pattern is quite special, I've never seen a jumpsuit made this way... It's almost like pants with a waistband all around, but with the front panels too.  It sort of has kangaroo pockets but on the inside. I wish I had the right vocabulary to explain it!

It was pretty easy to sew- the easiest project yet! and the fit is perfect. I just need to figure out how to make it easy for Miss E to attach the neck strap herself- they called for some D-rings, but she is too little for that. Maybe a snap? Any ideas are more than welcomed!

Can you tell the photos above, were the last ones I took!!!

Oh how I LOVE this top- this is my style!  The wide silhouette, the light grey, the little vintage lace detail at the bottom ( I added that)... I need to make this top in all the coors of the rainbow!

This pattern is also from Enanna. Did I mention I love every style in the book? Guess what I'll be making them all!

I love sewing linen- you don't even need an iron, your nails do the trick! This top will go with all of Miss E's summer bottoms- skirts, leggings, jeans and crazy patterned shorts!

And well, I didn't sew up these shorts this week, but I did a couple weeks ago! I tested out Heidi's from  Elegance & Elephants Bubble Short Pattern and this is what came from it. It has to be the cutest short pattern out there. I made the sailor version, with a lovely contrast fabric for all the details on the inside.

Don't look too close, you might notice a tear in the fabric- lets just say button holes and I just don't mix. Give me anything to sew- anything but button holes! My seam ripper went right through the button hole and kept going...

These were fun to sew and I can't wait to make Miss E an other pair, I also plan on making Mister M one too. To be continued...

You can see what everyones up too on the KCW Flickr group and check mine out too while you are at it!!!

All right, I need to be getting back to my sewing... see you soon! Happy Sewing!



KCW Day 2... a little bit japanese!

Day two and more sewing for  KCW , it seems like that was so long ago! I had fun with this little dress.

First, the ginham is this absolutely gorgeous Nani Iro fabric, which I got at the lovely Miss Matatabi Etsy Store. I can't tell how much I love the fabric- it's a double gauze with painted lines on it. It was such a pleasure to work with, can you tell I'm hooked!

I cheated a little to make the dress, I cut the fabric along the weft instead of the warp, but I really wanted to incorporate the lighter shades of grey that were along the fabric.

The longest part was cuting the fabric and making sure all the lines coincided. The sewing was a breeze.
I got the pattern from a Japanese Book ( Enanna 80-90) I've owned for a couple of years and just realized that it went up to size 3-4  size 3. Well guess what I am making most of Miss E's clothes from this book, before nothing fits. I actually lenghtened the dress by 5cm and she will have to wear shorts with it, because you can almost see her belly button when she puts her arms up.

I love the shape and collar on this dress. I love that it doesn't actually have sleeves, but it does. I love that it is loose fitting and that Miss E will be able to grow in it. I love everything about it.

 We had so much fun with this photoshoot, we had music going and props- it helped I told Miss E she could choose a snack once we were done.

There will many more Japanese Patterns tested in this home I tell you... at least one more to show on the blog tomorrow ( I sewed it last night!)...

You can see what everyones up too on the KCW Flickr group and check mine out too while you are at it!!!
Happy Sewing!



KCW Day 1 of sewing...

So as you might have heard, this week I'm sewing for my kids at least 1 hour a day or should I say a night for the KCW challenge. Since I work all day, I get to sew in the evenings and with this first project, well lets just say it might not have been such a great idea!

I had cut out my fabric pieces for Project Run & Play back in febuary and never got around to sewing it- so needless to say I had sort of forgotten what all the pieces where meant to be. I figured it out in the end and from a mens's shirt I made Miss E a romper, playsuit, jumpsuit... what do you call this?

I did mess up! I wanted to make my front waist lower and instead I cut the back pieces. The problem is that I had made sure the plaid would match at least in the front- and since I was working with recycled material, by back pieces didn't end up matching- but I was willing to live with that. BUT, now my back is in my front and my plaid doesn't match! Also, I will have to add some fabric- a gusset of some kind, because the crotch in the back is not curved enough- naturally!!!

Miss E loves that it's her dads old shirt, we even have a photo of him wearing it! I had bought it for him in a thrift shop when we first started dating- uhmmmm 12 years ago.

I love that she can get in and out of it on her own- so she will be able to wear at daycare this summer.

I think all the little details is what makes this romper fun. The pin tucks at the front, the previously existing pocket on the heart at the back, and the little bit of elastic at the hem. It also has just enough pink!!!

Here are some more photos...

and well, I hope this photoshoot isn't what all the photoshoots will be like this week, because lying down isn't always going to provide the best shots!!!

Well at least I know she can play in it!!!

I'll have day 2 up hopefully tomorrow- fingers crossed it fits! I don't see how it couldn't- you'll see what I mean.

You can see what everyones up too on the KCW Flickr group and check mine out too while you are at it!!!
Happy Sewing!