Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sewing Spring Kid's Clothes

I have been sewing new spring clothes for both of my daughter's wardrobes. Here are a few new articles of clothing we have added this week. First, I made these simple Yoga Skirts. This pattern was featured on Sew Mama Sew's Blog and is available as a free pattern for kids and adults. I am definitely making myself one, once I find the right fabric. 
Here are my girls putting their feet into the pool. 
It has been warm here but not warm enough to swim.
Here is a cute pattern I found on Etsy, it is available on YCMT too. It is called the Boardwalk Ruffle Dress by Monkey's Bug. I like the look of the dress and it was simple to piece together, however in the pattern it has you finish the armholes and then the sides of the ruffle sleeve seperately, so once you sew the two together it is a little bulky. 
This is a t-shirt dress. The girls love to go into a fabric store with me because I let them pick out one yard and we make a t-shirt dress together. It is a fun way to get them excited about fabric. Usually they carry the fabric all the way home in the car. I wanted to share a tip I found while making a t-shirt tunic and I tried with this dress. I fused a strip of interfacing (.5" wide) around the edge of the t-shirt before sewing the fabric to it. Sewing the knit fabric of the t-shirt was a breeze because the knit did not shift or move. 
No yucky puckers in the dress seam!

What are you making and creating? I love hearing from you, so share what's new in your sewing life?

1 comment:

celkalee said...

Oh Leah, those little skirts are so cute. Don't you just love the vibrant fabrics out now? What a great idea to sew the interfacing to the T shirt before attaching the woven fabric. I am making some summer weight PJ's, a needle case, and have two totally stalled quilts for children. Too many things at one time. Need to focus.