I feel like a turd for not doing much for KCW this time around. My excuses are plentiful and varied and I’ll highlight them here so you can choose your favorite combo:
– got sick
– didn’t plan ahead due to visitors and fantastic beach vacation
– in the final stage to finally finalize my next pattern. finally.
– my everyday cray cray life, this week with extra cray
Those middle two excuses are probably the main reasons, really. My parents were here and we went to the beach for 5 days leading up to KCW. It was awesome, see:
But beach vacations are not conducive to planning for KCW.
And my favorite excuse is #3, which meant that whenever I had a spare moment and didn’t feel like reading in bed with hot tea, I felt compelled to work on my pattern, which should be released on Monday, holla!
But what I did finally sit down and make today is kinda my favorite. Just simple knit t-shirts, but I tend to get way too emotional about a well made t-shirt.
I started with a well-fitting shirt for my six yr old and traced the general size, but then made a few changes to get the look I’ve been wanting for awhile. And it totally worked. On the first try! The changes I made were to round out the hem and make the back slightly longer than the front, curve the side seams so they flare at the bottom, draft my own almost-flutter sleeves, and replace rib knit neck binding with an enclosed-style binding. I just love the casual fit and drape of this style!
Then I graded it down for my 4 yr old and made another one in a 4 yr old friendly color. And those navy pockets are just because everything’s better with navy, and I wanted to detract a little bit from the crazy bright stripes going on.
Had I made these shirts earlier in the week like I should have, I would’ve made matching navy knit skirts with built in chastity shorts (I refuse to say “skort”). I’ll probably get around to those next week and then I can have my only little private KCW pity party. Any other slackers wanna join? And by “slacker”, I obviously mean “people with important responsibilities they couldn’t ignore”. Also, “people who went to the beach”.
Like every other photo shoot I’ve ever done, this one quickly got beyond ridiculous. Behold: