It’s Kids Clothes Week time again — the perfect occasion to break out that fab fabric that’s been sitting in the stash and fire up an old favorite.
This is my third go at this pattern, so I had a pretty good idea of how it would come together. I cut a size 5 width and size 6 length for Kiki, who’ll be turning six in May (what???). The fit is superb — no big surprise there.
The only tweak I made to the pattern is the addition of the piping on the front and back. (I neglected to take a good photo of the back — but it’s exactly the same as the front, the neck is just cut a bit higher back there.) It’s pre-made piping that happened to be the exact shade of blue I wanted and was already sitting on my desk. Hooray!
I did try it on Kiki to adjust the elastic on the shoulders before sewing it in — it’s a good thing to do if you can swing it.
The skirt Kiki is wearing is an Oliver + S Swingset Skirt that I made recently but never blogged. I figured the blogging world has seen enough blue chambray Swingset Skirts over the last few years. But here is is anyway.
To make it clear which side is the back, I hand stitched a little felt heart in the spot where one would normally find a tag. This was an afterthought, and I had to stitch very carefully to be keep the thread going through the yoke facing only. Next time, I’ll stitch one of these onto the facing piece before sewing the yoke together.
I’m happy to say that I have enough of this perfect fabric to whip something up for Lulu. Springtime . . . here we come (I hope!)