this is what a little preparation + day off of work + both kids taking a 3 hour afternoon nap gives me…a great start to elsie marley’s fall kids clothes week challenge! i learned something after participating in my first KCWC this spring – i do not want to be “wasting time” tracing and cutting patterns during the week. i spent last week away from the sewing machine, but not away from my scissors. i have everything cut and ready to sew, and in a couple instances (like the pleated pockets on this skirt) i got a couple of the finicky non-sewing steps out of the way so i wouldn’t get hung up.
the pattern is the oliver + s hopscotch skirt, made in a 3T. the fabric is pencil tortoises from aneela hooey’s little apples. i somehow missed her adorable sherbet pips line when it came out and am still kicking myself, but i jumped on this one! so perfect for fall. we’re eating a LOT of apples and have plenty of gray skies these days, so it couldn’t be more appropriate. the buttons have little hearts drawn on them, which mimic the sketch-like design of the fabric. kind of in love with those buttons. they’re from bolt.
i finished the skirt JUST as i heard O waking up from his nap, and Em woke up a short time later to model for me before daddy got home. talk about good timing.
i got even more fired up yesterday and cut out two more patterns (which brings me up to five). my extra motivation boost came from a comment from jessica, who’s attempting to sew six items this week! holy smokes! we’ll see what happens on my end, but just in case i’m a speed sewing maniac, i’m prepared.
well…back to it!