I know I’ve mentioned before how much I love Sewing Clothes Kids Love: Sewing Patterns and Instructions for Boys’ and Girls’ Outfits. Insa skirt: size matters! Sometimes these things happen. You sew something up and it doesn’t fit. Guess what, this rarely ever happens to me. Sewing Patterns and Instructions for Boys’ and Girls’ Outfits Nancy Langdon, 68 size chart, 62 sleeves, 68, 69 straight stitch, 51 Insa Skirt Dortje waistband.

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Guess this one goes back on the pile to fix. Last week a lot of my sewing time was prep for this week. It looks more off-centre than asymmetrical I used the tutorial heremostly for dimensions. She helped pick them out – they are round with stars engraved in them. FarbenmixgirlKCWCkidskidsclothesweeksewing.

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Saturday, April 20, Happy Birthday, Mom! Posted by CraftyHourMom at 1: Abigail is in size 1T or 18mo now, so I’d say this pattern fits a little on the large size. All done pictures, Mommy! SO I used some narrow single-fold white bias tape as a hem facing. Hopefully can add some modeling pics later – she is in a mood now. Then Pattetn added a facing to the inside of the waist, instead of folding a casing down.

Also probably should have tried to make the overskirt part stop where the bodice of that colour stops. But I still love it. Of course I found that out after naptime, when I had already neatly bound the neck and opening edges with narrow bias tape, a lovely job, if I may say so. I did the flames one as a single layer, and added an extra 1.

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No topstitching visible anywhere – hand-stitched the back of the hem, and machine-stitched the front hem under the ruffles. I had wanted to make a simple dress for Abigail, sort of a canvas for something fun, but didn’t have quite enough of this charcoal twill, so skirt it was.

Oh, well, another 2 yards off the shelf!! You basically leave a hole in the lining at one side seam, then gather the shell and sew the shell and lining together through that gap, “as far as you can reach”. I think I’d be happier with it if I’d made the smaller size bodice, and also either extended the polka dot side of the bodice more than I did. Posted by CraftyHourMom at I based my pattern pieces on a size 80 to fit her this summer, but I think this one may run wide.

I don’t really trust my pattern drafting skills, plus, Abigail has such a huge head we’ll need the back neck opening Wednesday, April 10, Polka dot ruffle top. This one was a bit of a trial for something else I had in mind – I’m glad I decided to add a little detail, because I love it!

Such is life with little people who are the paytern reason I’m sewing, I guess!

Lots of ways to customize it so they never look the same. I used the amazing patterb skirt calculator by Patty of thesnugbug. Textileswhite cotton trim Size: I wasn’t sure a nightie would be practical in size 2 she’s still in 18 moso I made it a 3 for next summer.

I think this will just be for layering instead of a sleeveless top.


I figure it will fit her skiry while, as a skirt, or under skirts or dresses. My mom’s birthday is April The pattern directions were for an invisible zipper, which I didn’t have, so I had to try remember how to partern a regular zipper in a dress skift a lining. The top ruffle on the skirt part ended up being just a touch to low to catch the serged edge in the waist seam, so I used a little white ribbon to cover it.

It turned out beautiful – the only issue is, I did not do the keyhole opening at the back deep enough, so it still doesn’t go over her head I have been keeping track – so far, I have sewn over 18 yds from my stash and nothing new has gone on the shelf!

Crafty Hour : April

But — I made this top, based on the lining of an Ottobre dress, still trying to figure out a woven top for my big-headed kid so I can do the Wellen tank. Cotton polka dots from the remnant bin, white cotton, ruffles of white crinkle cotton or gauze, also remnant Notions: The sewing forum I’m on is doing a stash challenge, and I have no negative points for fabric in this month yet!

The facing and the inner of the pockets are scraps from the polka dot ruffle top.