Even though I haven’t managed to effectively journal my progress during the Kids Clothes Week Challenge, I have been participating! Of course, I actually have been gearing up to whip up some new duds for my girl, so the timing couldn’t have been better.
As if staying focused on one area weren’t challenge enough for me, I decided to take a deep breath and try something new, too. In this case, that meant knits.
Let me tell you, not a big deal. I used a ball-point needle, and it was just like sewing any other cotton. Also, while we’re sharing secrets, I’ll tell you that I l.o.v.e this skirt with shorts tutorial. So useful! And simple!
A quick peek at what’s up this kilt:
Yep — the shorts are built right in. Excellent! Since I was making these in a size 3, I couldn’t trust my brain to re-configure the measurements provided in the tutorial for the shorts. (I did so for the skirt, but will need to do so again, since I failed to make notes. Blast blast blast!) Instead, I used another shorts pattern I had on hand from when I dipped my little piggie toe into the knit pond (if you will) a couple of months ago. Shorts that I was making so that my daughter could wear them under her skirt? Why, yes. See why I’m so excited to have a success on my hands with this little number?