Well, Kids Clothes Week is over for another couple of months and I have to say that I had fun, although the theme this time (upcycled) rather threw me. It's a theme that is close to my heart and something that I'm usually very enthusiastic about. I even have an entire box full of old clothes that no longer fit, no longer get worn, are past mending, or which I bought from charity shops because i just loved the fabric! A box that I keep purely for upcycled sewing projects! The only problem is that this box currently happens to be in storage - it got packed away a few weeks ago so that we could knock down a third of our house and rebuild it. I can't tell you how many times I've kicked myself for not being more organised and checking the Kids Clothes Week theme more in advance so that I could have kept that box handy!
Ah well. I may not have been able to full embrace the 'Upcycled' theme, but I did have a lot of fun sewing this week. I took this opportunity to create a pattern for a dress for Ella that I've had in my head for a long time now. I'm really happy with how it turned out.
The dress has a very comfy knit top, a circle skirt that is perfect for twirling and huge drapey pockets for storing treasures. Ella is VERY pleased with them. (She's particularly pleased that she got 3 new dresses in a week while I was tweaking the pattern!)
I'm working very hard to get this pattern digitised and graded and into a downloadable pdf file. Bear with me while I try to juggle this with my day job and two often times very demanding children! If you would like to be notified when the pattern is available then be sure to sign up for my newsletter.
I'm thinking that i will make this dress available in sizes 1-5 to begin with - what do you think?