In deference to the “Kid Art” theme of this summer’s Kid’s Clothes Week, I decided to let Dr. Seuss do the art part here, while I just do the sewing part.
Lulu has been eyeing her sister’s Cat in the Hat dress for a while now — even wearing it to sleep when Kiki isn’t looking. So, I decided that it was high time for her to have one of her own.
When I ordered this Robert Kaufman fabric online, I was pretty jazzed about this pattern combination. How could I possibly go wrong with cats and crazy dots together? Well . . . as it turns out, it is possible to go wrong, as unbelievable as that may seem. 🙂
Robert Kaufman calls both of these fabric “turquoise.” But, as you can see, they are not the same color blue. Not even a little. As much as I want this top and shorts to be awesome together, I think that the colors seem to argue more than they get along. They say clown to me. Am I wrong here?
But, all is not lost. Each piece turned out pretty well separately, and I think they’ll each look sharp with other companions. The shorts would be kooky and fun with a plain white t-shirt. And the top could be cute with denim shorts. We’ll have to try a few things out.
Anyway, Lulu doesn’t mind.
Both top and shorts are 2T. The top is a little blousy for now, but it’ll be perfect by fall — and it should last through next spring. I’ve made both the dress and top version of this pattern before, and I see more in the future.
This is my first ever attempt at shorts. When thinking up this project, Gail’s version of these shorts came to mind, and I was eager to try my hand at those mighty cute pockets.
Turns out that these pockets are pretty simple to put together. And they add so much character, that I think I’ll have to slap babies like these onto all sorts of other things.
There is also a little bit of gathering on the sides right at the bottom leg trim. So cute!
I do think that these little details would show through a lot more with a tamer fabric. Next time.
So that’s a wrap for me this Kid’s Clothes Week. How did it go for you?