I smashed my way through my upcycling pile last week thanks to Kids Clothes Week.  Aside from dads pinafore I made fat pants, skinny pants and a bit of raglan action to get 8 garments in one week.  Phew.

Lets start with the one pair made with fabric bought new last year – the FAT PANTS

Cucito Pants x2

Cucito Pants x2

Cucito Pants x2

Fat Pants

Pattern:  Cucito Spring 2014, 120cm

Fabric:   Japanese Linen

Green Notes:  I bought this Japanese linen early last year.  It tick the natural fiber and quality boxes but it did come a fair way across the oceans to my sewing room.

Ease: Easy

See Also: This pattern is really similar to the free pattern from Suburbia Soup but had larger sizes.

Tidbits: I added 5cm length so these would last a little longer.  Otherwise I made no changes.

Lessons: These were plenty roomy!

Score: 4/5  Worn heaps since I made them, great for sun cover and movement

Cucito Pants x2

Cucito Pants x2

Cucito Pants x2

Skinny Pants

Pattern:  Cucito Spring 2014, 120cm

Fabric:   I made 3 pairs of these.  The first above was from my sisters old maxi dress, the second green pair below were from thrifted seersucker and the third (unphotographed) was from last years Ailakki Romper.

KCW Das Pinafore

Green Notes:  Winning!

Ease: Easy

See Also: 

Tidbits: I made the same size of these for both my kids and just varied the length.  I also had fun binding the pockets in scraps of Nani Iro and Kimono remnants.  On the blue pair I left these visible.

Lessons: I love the fit of these on both kids. Winner of  a pattern.

Score: 4/5  We were really desperate for shorts and pants in this house and all pairs are getting heaps of wear already, the blue pair apparently looks good with a TuTu : )

Hugger top and bot

Hugger top and bot

Hugger top and bot

Recycled Raglans

Pattern:  Recess Raglan Size 3 and 6

Fabric:   Treehugger above – Two T-shirts that I no longer wear.  This devine tree was on the back on one of them and I really wanted to make it the focus, and saving the hood was a bonus.  The second one below was a remake of dads top with another T as the back had stretched out.

KWC upcycles

Green Notes:  Winning

Ease: Easy

See Also: I have made this pattern a few times now but haven’t managed to blog one yet

Tidbits: I added the hood in the back raglan seams just for something different.

Lessons: I am so glad to have this traced in the kids current sizes so I can easily make them when needed now.

When I was cutting the sleeves off the tree shirt I had kidlet try one on to see if they would fit as leggings.  The answer was, yes, so with the help of the Big Butt pants pattern she got a bonus pair of leggings : )

Score: 4/5  Worn heaps since I made them, great for sun cover and movement

KWC upcycles

Go check out all the garments made over at Kids Clothes Week.  Such a great way to bust out some staple garments each season, and I have definitely been inspired to work through a pile of old garments again!