Showing posts with label KCW. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KCW. Show all posts

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Kids Clothes Week Winter 2014 - a "winter fairytale" blouse

 As I have wrote in my previous post, I had already moved towards another project of mine - "winter fairytale" blouse. This name popped into my mind when I saw the blouse, maybe because of its white colour and delicate print.

This would be my second project during Kids Clothes Week (KCW), which surprizes even me. I started both projects from scratch and actually spent more time on drafting the partern, making toiles and adjusting them than sewing them. For the white blouse I had to make three toiles to get the desired fit. But it was worth it because looking at it now, I can say that I am happy with the result.

choosing which button to use
I even start thinking about trying to grade the pattern in bigger sizes. I am thrilled to see whether I could manage to do it.
Here is a little hair accessory which I made from the remaining fabric scraps. Not that any hair accessory manages to stay long enough on my little daughter's head.

And that's what my little cheeky boy did with some fabric scraps, while I was busy sewing.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Kids Clothes Week Winter 2014

I came across KCW (Kids Clothes Week) a few weeks ago. Every season it challenges sewers to sew garments for their kids during one week, sewing every day for at least one hour. During that week everyone shares their creations on the website.
I like sewing events, but I must confess I was a bit hesitant whether to sign up for it. And it wasn't because I didn't want to participate, but because I can't schedule my sewing. One day I might find the time to sew a few hours and then the next 2-3 days not to be able to get anywhere near my sewing machine. For example during the winter holiday I had planned to sew some things, but both my little ones were down with flu and stomach bug, and the last thing I thought of, was taking the sewing machine out.

Finally, I decided to sign up for KCW, being pretty sure that I would be the only one, who would make one or with lots of luck two kids garments.
But does it really matter how many garments you sew? Why counting them? I think the idea of the KCW is more about the process of making something and sharing it with the others.

The first two days of the week I've been working on and off on summer blouse for Eva, which I made from an old t-shirt of mine. For some time it had been sitting on a chair in my bedroom, waiting to be used somehow. I found that I could easily cut old clothes and make something from them, but when it came to new fabrics I was very careful.

The t-shirt was quite small, so all I could do with it was a little blouse. The ruffle detail was a last minute decision, when I had already finished the rest and wondered how to make it look more interesting.
Believe it or not, the most difficult part of completing a garment for Eva is actually the fitting process. That little lady is probably the most wriggly girl in the world. When I finally manage to get her in the toile I have made, she doesn't stop moving for a second, which makes it almost impossible for me to figure out where adjustments are needed.

By the way I have already started working on another blouse, again self-drafted and this time I am going to use the pretty white fabric, which I wrote about in this post.