It has been HOT HOT HOT here this week so when I asked Little Miss Kidlet if she would like to dress up in winter woolies and pretend it was snowing, I didn’t think she would be very keen.
Well, I was wrong, she ripped off her PJ’s and ran around asking for gloves and boots to go with her new duds. This is the first time I have sewn along with Project Run and Play, but when I looked at the scraps of my recent selfish sewing, they just screamed winter to me.
It seemed to work for her too, her snow covered shorts and a snuggly upcycled wool jumper had her holding out her hand and pretending to catch snow as we took photos. She is yet to see snow in real life so I think think at least in her imagination I managed to conjure up a winter wonderland that one can only dream about in the heat of an Aussie summer.
Pattern: Cucito Fall 2013, 90cm
Fabric: Nani Iro Peaceful Cooing from Shimgraphica. Had under a half meter of scraps left to squeeze these into so pattern matching wasn’t an option. Soooo soft and pretty.
Ease: Super simple, 1 hour from tracing to completion.
Tidbits: Interesting that Japanese patterns often have you finish the seam allowances first, rather than after sewing the seam. Not being one for following the rules I usually ignored this part of the diagrams, but this time I decided to play by the rules, and I liked it, I liked it a lot. New and simple way to construct the waistband that I would only use for kids clothes – essentially you leave a 1 cm gap in the side seam on one edge for the elastic to go through, then when you fold down the pre-finished waistband edge you can stitch the casing the whole way around.
Oppsies: I cut both leg pieces in the same direction as I was squeezing them from single layered scraps. This meant that I lost extra depth in the back rise. Overall the finished shorts are oversized so no problems! Must find system for single layered cutting for keeping track of cutting direction…
Pattern: Self drafted, sized from a standard T-shirt
Fabric: Skirt of one of my old dresses. Wool blend.
Tidbits: I like the sloppy dolmain style on her. Cosy. And as an added bonus, she matches me. Oh so daggy! But cute right? right?