Let’s get wild!!

It’s Kids Clothes Week again and the theme is “Wild Things”!! The theme couldn’t be more adequate to my girls, each one in her own way 😉

I have to say that I loved the theme when it was announced but when it came to the time of organizing my ideas I frozen! Then I decided to make something in the style I usually do. Not very original, I know, but I want things to be worn not just photographed. So I thought, well wild things live outside and now its spring… why not a blue (sky) top with some flowers where the wild things can be happy!?

As soon as the Trop-top from Ivanne S was released I bought it but then I couldn’t decide if I would make it first in woven or knit. On the other hand I wanted to make something for M to match the dress I made for F before, so I grabbed the opportunity and woven it was!

I really like this pattern and all the possible options it has. The instructions are very good, the inside is as perfect as the outside (bottom photo) and even has bonus to make (more) different versions. Next time I will try with knits and really hope the pattern it will be released for woman as well.

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To go with the top, Little Lady M needed shorts! So I made her the Clover shorts, already made before.

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For the top I made view B without opening in the back, in size 6. It is a little large on M. but I was afraid size 4 would not last the whole summer. The fabric is a light chambray and for the sleeves and bias is Liberty already used many times before 😉 and the same as used in F’s dress.

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The shorts were made in size 5 (again) in pink chambray and I couldn’t found buttons that I liked so decided to use covered buttons in the same fabric as the top details and to be honest like it.

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So here are some photos of my wild child 😉

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It might be a little large on her but I like the way she looks in it.

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With such a fun theme I must say that I am really curious to see what everybody else is doing!!

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Have a fun Kids Clothes Week 🙂

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The Antalya Dress

I was really lucky to have been selected to test the new pattern that Olga Becker (Kid Approved) designed for Willow & Co. new collection and released today!! I was (still am) very happy to be part of the test. Olga is very creative and has designed a great pattern, The Antalya Dress.

The dress has dolman sleeves, these adorable gathers at the front sides and back, optional piping, bias bound neckline and two closure options at the back, exposed zipper or bias bound slit with button loops and buttons. In my opinion makes a perfect girl’s summer dress.

The version I tested had the exposed zipper, in size 5 and the fit is perfect on F 🙂 The fabric used is a light chambray for the dress and Liberty, Katie and Millie in pink for the piping, to make some contrast and finally, one of my favourites, the lace ended zip also in pink 😉

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The dress was made a few weeks ago, but taking outside photos was not an option, until last week. A little before the holidays M. asked me if she could spend some time just with me (we don’t have much of that!) so, I took advantage of the school break to get some time with just one of the girls at least for a few hours. When it comes to Little Lady F’s day it was a magnificent spring day, unusually hot and perfect to take the new dress for a walk in the park!

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The dress is really girly but also great to play as you can see 😉

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And it has the twirling factor…

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This picture was a request from F! Don’t ask me why, she just seated on the bench and asked me to take her a picture (!?)

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Thank you so much Olga for the opportunity to test the dress, I loved it 🙂

Aster Cardigan

I am, most likely, the last person in the sewing-for-kids world, to make the Aster Cardigan!! Well, finally I got the courage to make it 🙂

I loved so much some versions of this pattern that I really wanted to try it, but I had never worked with knits and truth is, it scared me, so this was a BIG challenge for me. First time working with knits and first project using an overlocker!

The things didn’t go quite well as planned and I learned a few more things which is always good and part of it.

The pattern used is the Aster Cardigan from Willow & Co. in size 5. Although the Peter Pan collar is one of the things I like the most in this pattern, I decided to omit it this time. This particular cardigan was made to match the bubble shorts and will be worn with a ruffle collar, so that would be too much collars.

The fabric used is a cotton interlock, for the bias tape and to cover the buttons I used the same fabric already used in the bubble shorts.

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I have to admit that working with knits took me some time, because I wanted to make the best I could and although is far from perfect I am happy with what I achieved 🙂

Little lady F was happy with it as well and the girls said it was cosy!

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By now you must have realised that I only have one cardigan!! Yes, that is it. This was my first project with knits and I didn’t wanted to rush it, also my parents are visiting me :-), thus I also want to spend time with them and still be able to participate in the Kid’s Clothes Week. So now I need to go make another one to Little lady M or I will get in trouble!

Have a good weekend 🙂

Clover Shorts

Shorts are always present in the girls closet, no matter the time of the year (of course that during those chilling months they won’t wear them outside!) and navy blue is a colour that they always wear, since they were small babies. The last ones (also in navy blue corduroy) lasted a couple of years but now they were really shorts, so a new pair for each was really a need.

I had bought the pattern for the Clover Shorts from Willow & Co in the start of the summer, but I didn’t found the time to actually make them, so now was about the time to try. I choose navy blue, because I want them to go with everything, which is the greatest advantage of this colour, and for that reason I didn’t made the sash, but in the future I might make a couple with fabric from future tunics/shirts.

I liked them as they were (photo below), but once there would not be a sash, why not a little bow? And a little bow was added to the pocket!

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I did both in size 5, but think I could have made a size (for little lady F) or two (for little lady M) down. Anyway I was pleased with the result and they have plenty of room to grow, even if that might take a year or two!!

Here it is little lady M with her new shorts happily doing her ballet pose (she really can’t help it)…

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And little lady F with her own shorts.

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I enjoyed how the shorts turned out and I can see myself sewing new ones, because while sewing these I was already imagining new ones with some new details.

The girls also liked their new shorts and they were perfect for a trampoline Birthday Party. That is how they were tested, with plenty of jumps!

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