I missed the official Kids Clothes Week last week but still needed to make that long T-shirt dress Little Miss Kidlet had requested so busted out a few garments this week instead.

AlleyCatRomper

So here is my take on the t-shirt dress.  Sold to Miss Kidlet as a Pant-Dress!

AlleyCatRomper

 

Alley Cat Rompers

Pattern: Alley Cat Romper by Lil Luxe Collection, size 4 (on my tall 3 year old)

Fabric: Remnant pieces from a range of sources including Knit Wit, Potter Textiles and op shops.

Ease: Easy

AlleyCatRomper

Tidbits: I made two versions of the romper – both of which I love!  The first one (in pink) involved a mini brain fade when I went to sew the bodice together.  I decided I had cut the back piece on the wrong fold, when in fact it was right originally.  This means the scoop is a higher than it should be and it is a bit trickier to get into. It still looks great and you may have caught a pic of it in action on Instagram.

AlleyCatRomper

I have been wanting to look up the burrito method for lined bodices and surprisingly this little knit pattern has a lovely step by step tutorial!  Who would have know.  The instructions are really well written and the PDF pattern even has layers for easier printing – bonus points all round!

AlleyCatRomper

Lessons:  In the second version I lowered the crotch a little more to give her a little more room to grow. I should probably have understitched to stop the lining peeking out in the first version especially.

Kidlet Rating:  5/5 lets face it, she thinks anything I make is great : P

 

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Little Master Kidlet also wanted a piece of the action so I busted out some basic school shorts.

Rainbow Hero Shorts

Pattern: Cucito Autumn 2014 Shorts pattern 120cm

Fabric: Thrifted corduroy, rainbow twill tape that has been in my stash for a while

Ease: Easy

Tidbits: Aside from having to muscle over the twill tape these came together all too simply.

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Kidlet Rating: 4/5 the perfect pair of school shorts to get us through til the end of the school year


And finally, a huge thank you to Nana who produces the most amazing knitted garments for the kids.  This latest wee vest is just so darn cute!  And pockets!  Styled  with hand me down cut off jeans, a hand-made dress and a bit of kidlet pizzazz.

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Well that’s it for now, a little wave from the pussycat buttons!

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