Tuesday, October 16, 2012

KCWC: wrap up

all in all, it was a good week of sewing.  of course i am not done, but when i look at this i have to say i made a lot for the babe these past 7 days. what a fun challenge and way to be inspired by all these handmade kids clothes.

i got a few questions about patterns/tutorials...is there something you would especially like to see a tutorial for? leave a comment and i will try to work on it!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

kcwc: days six & seven

yesterday i sewed but didn't do the photos/posting. i made caramel apples instead :) so today is catch up!
 i made another little hoodie dress for avie.  they are so perfect for fall (and probably texas winters as well).
i used my placket hoodie pattern and added another (slightly ruffled) piece to make it a dress.
the fabric is from here and is so soft and stretchy and i love it.
the middle of october isn't too early to start coordinating outfits with santa claus, is it??
and then i made about 1 million pairs (give or take) of leggings in every color.
 leggings are quick and easy..but making 8 pairs took me a long time! i have actually been slowly working on these all week, and just finished them all.
 they were a real pain but now getting avery dressed will be so much easier.  my true motive was not having to do laundry as often, but that was obvious from the start.
kcwc may be over, but i am not even close to finishing my checklist! so i will continue...here's an update:
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Friday, October 12, 2012

kcwc: day five

first i made this little striped top for aves. i think the black and white looks kinda sophisticated.  i'm sending her to boarding school in paris next week :) she'd fit right in with these little parisian stripes.
only shot i got of her, but see? it's cute.  the fabric is this cotton spandex so it stretches over her head like a dream.
then i made these little starry sweatpants for her as well. they won't fit til she's about 4 ft tall, but other than that they are great! ha ha i should probably just shorten them.
 i did a little faux drawstring-- side note. my husband always ties drawstrings in a bow. i like to let them hang down, and he thinks it's crazy.  can anyone weigh in on this subject?? 
 i hand painted these little stars and i have to say i was pleased.  i'm sometimes not big on stars but these tall skinny ones kind of get me. i got the idea from bobo of course.

and the updated list!

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day one
day two
day three
day four

kcwc: day four

day four was this colorblock cardi.  it is still pretty big so i didn't get pics on my cute little model.
 i took my inspiration pretty literally (but it is no longer sold so i don't feel too bad...) from country road, which has amazing things!
it is kinda hard to see the difference, but there are two different colors! 
 and here are the sleeves with a wide cuff and a button tab...
 the pleat and the dropped shoulder might be my favorite part. 
 just a little closeup at my crazy stitching ha.

color blocking: check.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

KCWC: day three

day three.
something polka dotted: check.  
should have put "the puffy shirt" on the checklist and she could match jerry seinfeld while i'd check another off my list...a win-win! 
me and avie
my favorite detail is the back with the button closure.
and the updated checklist:

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

kcwc: day two

day two was a quick little outfit. this girl gets spoiled as she is my only baby to sew for so far. (sew for so far, that is truly a tongue twister ha) 
 i made this two tone stripe shirt and peach leggings.
 overlapping (envelope style? onesie type?) neckline for easy on and off.
 and a little contrasting pocket. perfectly impractical as avery has no clue it even exists.
 i actually made like 8 pairs of these leggings that i will show when i get all the elastic in.
 tabs on the sleeves, one of my favorites
love her little legs in these.

more kcwc:
day one

Monday, October 8, 2012

kcwc: day one

got my first item checked of my fall to-sew list... a hoodie dress for avie.

this was a new pattern i drafted that i was testing. i really like how it turned out! 
i hand painted this fabric with scattered brushstrokes (more on this later..) that i used to cut out the upper bodice/elbow pads portion of the hoodie.
it is a cozy fit, perfect for these 50 degree fall days that i am seriously loving.
(yes, my child is eating grass like a cow. moo)  a little added width and longer length turns it into a hoodie/dress hybrid.
 little elbow patches
 and a faux-henley style placket. it is already complete with baby food stains...lovely.
 day one complete!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

baby boys

who said boys clothes aren't as fun? even though i have a girl, i honestly like little boy clothes just as much or more as their female counterparts.

since having a baby, one of my favorite gift add-ons is a newborn hat.  i didn't bring one to the hospital and i didn't have any cute ones at home either, so i put avery in the hospital cap for the first little while.  i got so tired of that ugly weird pink and blue striped hat!  i was a happy new mom when i worked up enough energy to make avie a couple of hats. plus they are so cute and quick and useful. 
...and look at these pants with the bum!!

another newborn staple.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

kcwc/fall planning

i tried to narrow down a list of things to make for avery for this fall...but this is as narrow as i could get. obviously i won't get to all of these! but here's a brainstorm of inspiration/techniques/trends as i sew for avery during kcwc fall 2012 and just in general this fall and winter.

(click on the number to go to the link)

1. colorblocking
2. tulip style back (my own little illustration)-- cute pattern here
3. peplum top
4. long sleeve tees 
5. freezer paper stencils-- all of the bobo choses ones designs are so cute
6. ombre/dip dye
7. kimono/wrap around style top (i need to make one of these before she is no longer a baby!)
8. chevron -- create this effect using striped fabric
9. added trim/detail
10. hooded dress
11. jumpsuit -- there are some baby styles that i think are too 'baby'...but the jumpsuit, i love. hopefully in a bit more feminine fabric for my daughter :) 
12. lots of leggings
13. button/snap front sleeves
14. faux peter pan collar
15. cardi 
16. cozy sweatpants for fall
17. polka dotted
18. colorful buttons 
19. contrast trim 
20. accessories

i will update this checklist as i make items here and there.  i am so excited to get started!