Did anyone else get lost in the wake of the KCWC hosted by Elsie Marley? I did. I definitely met the goal of spending at least one hour each day on sewing kids clothes, but you probably noticed that I didn't get around to actually posting about it much.
Oh the life of a blogger. There's a fickle balance between making things and then actually having time/opportunity to take decent pictures and then go to the trouble to write about it all. I'm not complaining, just excusing myself for being so late. :)
Anyway, here's a general wrap-up of what I made during Kids Clothes Week.
Clothing Set #1: These penguin pants for Olivia (blogged about it already HERE)
... and five matching pairs of pants in various sizes for some fun cousins we'll get to see this summer. They've turned out really cute, but the more I worked on them the more I realized how loopy I am for making penguin pants to give to kids in the summer. Oh well. They're all finished now except I need to add the elastic on the waist of 4 pairs. It's kind of the boring part. We'll see if it gets done before we move. Ha.
Clothing Set #2: This peasant top and leggings combo for a friend
We're lucky to have lots of friends who live close by, but Olivia has two little friends in particular (a brother and sister pair) who we see quite a bit. The mom and I are good friends and go walking all the time and for the past couple of months we've been trading off babysitting each others kids every weekend so we can each go on dates with our husbands. (Yay!) So these three kids see a lot of each other. And they love it.
We wanted them to miss us sufficiently when we leave, so I thought I'd make a little something for each kid. For the sister (4 years old) I made this little peasant top (using THIS PATTERN that I love) and some leggings that I totally guessed on. The fabric from the top came from my bloggy friend Jess and the leggings are made out of a really stretchy ribbed knit t-shirt. I had initially envisioned the leggings as being a bit more tight, but they're kind of loosey goosey. They still look pretty cute on her though. :)
Clothing Set #3: This sweatshirt for a friend
The little brother (age 2) is one of Olivia's little BFFs. Here's proof:
|They sat together like this for at least 20 minutes. :)|
They are so chill together. They'll follow each other around and share toys and chat. Of course I had to make something for him too.
I made this comfy little sweatshirt from THIS AWESOME PATTERN from Lil Blue Boo and two soft old t-shirts. So it's nice and comfy-cozy, but it'll be the perfect weight for spring and summer weather here.
I haven't had a chance to take pictures of our little friends in their sweet new threads, but they look awesome on them. So, so darling. I wish I could make fun little clothes for all of Olivia's friends.
Clothing Set #4: Panties, panties, panties!
So this is exciting piece of news #1: I'm working on making a pattern for these! They come together SO easily and they're so cheap to make (since they're made entirely of old t-shirts and a little bit of elastic). I want to be able to pass the underwear fun on to all of you, so I (read: Bryan and I) have been working on developing a pattern that will hopefully be available for sale in the near future. The process is a little slow since I've never made patterns to sell before, but we're working through it and it's going to be GREAT once it's done!
Anyone out there interested in being a pattern tester? I'm going to need people to test the following sizes: 2T, 3T, 4T, and 5T. Anyone chosen to be a pattern tester will get a copy of the finished pattern and tutorial for free. Hooray for free patterns! I'll give preference to those who have blogs (so I can see your skill level) and to those who have kids who currently wear one or more of those sizes. Please leave a comment on this post or shoot me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to get on my list of possible testers.
*NOTE: For those of you interested in being pattern testers, please include in your comment and/or e-mail the following information:
- your e-mail address (so I can get in touch with you easily)
- what size(s) your kid(s) wear
- your blog address (if applicable)
That's it for my Kids Clothes Week stuff. But I do have one more piece of exciting news that I had to share with all of you. Are you ready for this?
I've made over 100 sales in my shop.
Seriously? In only 4 months? You guys rock. And we just recently had two giveaways, but I still want you guys to feel the love, so until next Sunday it's free shipping for everybody! Just enter the coupon code "FREESHIPPING" at checkout.
Thanks so much for your business and all of your love and support here on the blog. You are amazing!
Have a great week everybody!