Hiya folks! I’ve been hiding away for a bit, but couldn’t stay away from the Kids Clothes Week Challenge. I really thought I wouldn’t have the time to participate, but then it occurred to me that a challenge is supposed to be “challenging”! The point is that it IS challenging to find the time to make stuff, so here is a week set aside to make the time. And so I shall. :)
Here’s today’s completed dress:
Actually, I made it on Saturday, so I’m counting that as my “Day 1”. Today I worked on a similar dress for my youngest, and should have it done by tomorrow. My goal is to have a new dress, new skirt, and new pajamas for each girl by the end of the week. It feels so good to be sewing again. The last time I was behind my machine was when I was finishing up a quilt. I never had a chance to update on it, but I will say that I’ll be remaking it in the coming weeks. More on that another time.
For the dress pictured, I followed a pattern from this Japanese sewing book. There was a hefty learning curve with this first one, which probably could have been alleviated if I could read Japanese, but the second dress is going much more smoothly.
If you’d like to follow along with everyone’s creations, just check out the Elsie Marley flickr pool.