Sunday, October 7, 2012

KCWC - An Early Start

I'm really ready to go and get a good start on my fall sewing.  I've been organizing, and planning for a couple of weeks.  Since I never know during the week when I'll get time to sew, I started today.  I sewed both this morning, and during afternoon nap time.  I managed to make a really cute outfit:

I used the Class Picnic top from Oliver + S, plus the music class skirt.  I made the top this morning, and since it was the third one I'd made, I had no problems with the sewing.  What I did have, however, was problems with the cutting.  I really can't explain what I did, but I did have a plan with the fabric, which is a Nani Iro double gauze.  I planned to cut the top yoke, and the top of the sleeves from the predominantly white part, and have the more orange part at the bottom of the sleeve and the front/back.  What I did, somehow, and I really don't know how, was I used the bottom pattern piece twice, didn't cut any sleeves, and then when I figured out what I did, I cut the sleeve upside down from what I had intended.  Yeah.

Regardless of my errors, I still love the top.  The fabric is just so soft.  It really is just a joy to sew with.  And, this top works great with the fabric...as it's kind of a loose fitting, flow-y top.

I then, during afternoon nap time - about two hours - made my first music class skirt.  I used orange corduroy from Freespirit.  The pattern is really clever how it's put together and it has pockets on the sides which my daughter really liked.

My daughter woke up from her nap and actually volunteered to put on the outfit and take some photos....which explains the hair-do!

Since lately picture taking has been like pulling teeth, I didn't want to worry about her hair.....
This reminds me of the semi-pouty models you see in magazines......anyways, I'm really happy I was able to fully complete an entire outfit today - and one my kid actually likes!

8 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful outfit!
    (and hey, it's already Monday in Australia, so not really an early start!)

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    1. Thanks! I always think you guys should be behind us, but obviously, I'm wrong!

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  2. It is one of my favourite outfits that you have sewn!

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    1. Thanks! I couldn't even begin to figure out what one of your outfits is my favorite!

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  3. I love the outfit! The orange is such a happy color!

    http://sewtlc.blogspot.com

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  4. The color on her is just stunning. Despite your "mistakes" I think this is just perfect, gorgeous fabric, gorgeous pattern, gorgeous girl!

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    1. Thanks Brittney - and, once it was together, I realized that it was just fine!

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