If your life is a little cloudy or chilly these days, I have a brief bit of sunshine to share at the end of what was, for us, a snowy and cold week with threeeeee snow days. I’m not sure the thrill of hearing “school cancelled” will ever completely disappear. I’m not even the one in school anymore and I still feel a little rush of excitement when I hear it. Followed by the thud of my productivity level hitting the floor. Somehow this week I did manage to get a few things done despite the constant mom-I-need-food/water/entertainment/help-with-mittens goings on. It only took me three days of work in tiny bits to make the shirt on this kid:
Without the interruptions it could have been an hour or maybe two, but not more than that. It’s a Kitschy Coo Dolman Tee and the front fabric is “Sunny Sky” from Amanda’s shop. I thought I was being clever in my recent order of half meters. Now I wish I’d gone for the full meter cuts. That was just silly. For this one I decided to be frugal with it and pair it with the stripe. But with the Dolman Tee pattern, using the waistband option you can still get a full 7/8 tee out of a half meter of the main fabric. So maybe not so silly. I’ll be waffling over my silliness for a while.
Related silliness: I get all nervous-y mixing fabrics together. I’ve committed to stopping that because A) Most things tend to look magically better together somehow after they’re stitched up and B) If you screw it up, who cares, really?
Not her. This kid is still so genuinely excited to have mama-made aaaanything, I just need to keep going. And that’s what I love about Kids Clothes Week! I think I’m going to pretend it’s KCW next week too.
This is the 5/6. I didn’t pre-wash the fabric, but I figure the 5/6 will still last a while on the 4-year-old just getting into size 5. The yellow bands are Kaufman Laguna stretch jersey and it’s irritatingly curly but feels yummy and stretchy and washes well so I put up with it. The leggings here are something chain-store-y, but I still have leggings on my to-do list. Coming right up!
Disclosure: I’ve used this pattern previously which was provided by Kitschy Coo. I bought the fabric myself because I neeeeeeded it. Do what you will with these facts.