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KCWC 2 & 3

Actually, I was killing two birds with one stone with this little dress.

The suggestion of a mini Boden challenge led me to order the catalog, and also to wonder where I’ve been all this time. Talk about cute! And definitely inspiring, if you will, so I decided to give some of the looks a go this season. Like the genius behind this challenge, I decided to try this dress (and also “borrowed” her idea to add a button rather than the bow featured on the original inspiration piece. Thanks, Miss Chris!) I used the nightdress pattern in this book, but cut a great deal from the length of the hem and sleeves. Easy peasy. The dress is made out of a fine-wale corduroy I picked up at JoAnn’s last year.

And, of course, ’tis the season for new flannel jammies. Almost. These were actually a three-day affair; one to cut, one to sew, and one to hem. Frankly, I’m really over making these pants, but my thrift (and my love of cute flannel) won’t allow me to stop. The pattern only goes up to a size 8, though, so I only have five or six more years of cranking these out. That’s tolerable.

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KCWC 1

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?