Wow. Well this is very late, but here is the second outfit that I made for Kids Clothes Week. I honestly did make it during Kids Clothes Week but have been struggling to getting any photos as we are seriously lacking in natural light at the moment – its dark when we get up and dark when we get home. I’m really very envious of all of you in the Northern Hemisphere at the moment, enjoying sunshine, swimming pool and ice creams. I shall have to console myself with stew and mulled wine and other winter goodness (fruit crumble, hand knitted scarves, open fires, frosty mornings and hot chocolate).. am I making YOU jealous yet? - I doubt it somehow!
With the ‘Travelling’ theme of Kids Clothes Week, one of the first things that sprang to mind was our recent trip to Europe and I wanted to find a way that I could somehow capture some of those wonderful memories in an outfit.
One of the things that I love most about England is the countryside and on this trip we took many walks through beautiful summer meadows. This amazing field of Buttercups was one of my favourites.
The colour was just magical and the kids had an absolute ball wading through, skimming their fingertips through the flowers, running around and frolicking generally.
I wanted to capture the essence of this beautiful field and when I saw this gorgeous Leah Duncan - Art Gallery knit fabric I though it was perfect. I paired it with this amazing remnant of yellow wool flannel that I found in the Fabric Store. The skirt and top are both self drafted. The tee is a batwing top with banded cuffs.
The skirt is a simple gathered skirt with a waistband and cute little rounded pockets. I didn’t quite manage to finish the button hole on the back before my sewing machine packed up – possibly in protest at being made to work so hard! I suppose this is the first problem I’ve had with it in 5 years of practically constant use so I won’t curse it too much. Still, it means that the Mama Clothes Week that I had planned for this week will have to wait!
I also managed to finish off this blue tee which has been sitting in my WIP pile since before we went on holiday. Happily it also goes very nicely with the new yellow skirt.
Not much of a one for standing still this one....
"Enough photos now mum! I want to go and watch Star Wars!"