Monday, May 10, 2010

kids clothes week challenge

I am participating in Kids Clothes Week Challenge! This should be fun. So far, I've made two pairs of knit pants for Hana from two t-shirts which I don't wear anymore. I used a pair of existing pants as the pattern, and I'm happy to report that they turned out well. I'll post pictures later this week.

I've cut out two new patterns from Oliver + S: the Ice Cream Dress and the Jump Rope Dress. I really enjoyed sewing the Birthday Party Dress for Hana over the winter, so I'm looking forward to these projects. Whenever I've used an Oliver + S pattern, I learn a new technique or tip. Did you know that I have a jig that I dance whenever I learn something new? It's called "The I Learned Something New Today Dance" and I sing the title to the tune of Camptown Races complete with "Doo dah! Doo dah!" Some of you may have been lucky enough (!) to have witnessed this. ;-)

Any way, here's the list for the Challenge:

* knit gauchos/pants for Hana

* the Ice Cream Dress for Hana

* the Jump Rope Dress for Hana

* pj pants for Koji (two pair if I can find "acceptable" prints in flannel ~ he's a teenager ~ tough

* a slip for Hana (if time allows)

All this thinking about sewing has really got me itching to sew for myself, but I'm going to try to focus on the kids stuff this week!

Are you sewing along? What are you making?


renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

I love the Jump Rope dress! I would love to make it for my girls someday. I can't wait to see yours. What a great list you have! I started a new blouse for Chloe today, have one planned for Chessa too, we will see if I get beyond that, but I'm having fun already :)

britt said...

good luck! i am participating too!

hope to finish
2 muscle shirts
1 pair of shorts
and an adjustment to a button up shirt

melissa said...

those items sound gorgeous! i love the icecream dress... would love ot make it one of these days. can't wait to see your finished items. :)

Kate said...

I love the thought of that little dance. I get it though. I totally LOVE that feeling. So looking forward to watching these kids' clothes happen.