kid’s clothes week is here again! it’s got an awesome brand new website and blog! and it’s now seasonal! my kids tend to wear their KCW (formerly KCWC) creations more than anything else i make them, for some reason, so i’m always excited to jump in…despite the busy summertime.
my projects this week will be simple necessities for both kids, using only my stash, trying a couple new patterns and a couple tried and true ones.
first up – shorts for Em! so now that i’ve filled her closet with handmade dresses, she has, of course, decided that she wants to wear separates every day. mostly skirts and tops (which she refused to wear even a couple months ago), but the other day she actually asked for shorts! since she hasn’t worn shorts since she was about 2 or 3, she has very few to choose from. i had her help me pick the fabric and set to it.
the pattern is Dana’s KID shorts pattern, in a 3T, girl length and flat front option (i showed Dana’s photos of her daughter Lucy to Em before sewing these – i think that helped convince her that shorts are “beautiful”). my only alterations were to use 1/2″ elastic in the back and add interfacing to the front waistband to make sure it stayed up. oh i also topstitched around the top of the waistband – just to keep the elastic in place.
the fabric is Denyse Schmidt for JoAnn. Em helped pick it.
gotta say – i loooove the fit of these shorts! seriously. i feel like i always have to change something when i sew for Em – usually i size down and then have to lengthen, or shorten the elastic, or do SOMETHING to compensate for her lankiness. luckily, Dana’s daughter Lucy looks pretty lanky herself, so i trusted that the fit of these would work on that body type…and they do. i felt like angels sung when she tried these on – the fit is amazing!!
highly recommend Dana’s pattern, five stars! it’s a really fast sew, too! i have a boy version on the docket for later this week.
*Dana gifted me the shorts pattern even though I wasn’t able to test it for her. what a nice gal, that Dana.
*You can find all of my KCW projects here.