Sunday, April 28, 2013

Kids Clothes Sewing Week Wrap Up

I sewed on the last sets of buttons today! I finished six dresses and two tunics for Brenna this week. I spent closer to two hours a day sewing than one and I traced all of my patterns and cut all my fabric last week. Still, eight finished items in one week! I even managed to get Brenna to do a mini photo shoot, which isn't easy with a newly walking , almost one year old.

This dress and tunic were from a Japanese pattern book. Yes, it is written in Japanese. No, I don't speak Japanese, but they were incredibly easy to make anyway. Japanese pattern books tend to have fabulous diagrams and the patterns are actually made up of very simple shapes.

This little dress is from simplicity 7189, one of my all time favorite patterns. I've made tons of these for Morgan. This one I modified to have a button closure instead of a zipper.

This dress is a modified version of MissViolet by
I love this pattern because it is so basic and easy to modify. I plan to make more of these, so maybe I'll do a tutorial of my modifications soon.

This is the Emory Dress   (worn over the tank dress from above). I love this little dress and will be making several more of them. My only modification of this was to make short sleeves for Summer.

It was getting cold and starting to rain by this time, so I had a really hard time getting good pictures of this one. I have been in LOVE with Citronille patterns for a while and finally convinced myself to buy some. They are in French, but easy to figure out if you have a little sewing experience already. If you read French this would actually be a good starter pattern. Citronille Verveine, I will be making more of these too.
These are also from the Japanese pattern book( I can't find a current listing for the book I got). I really love this book! I love the way all the pattern pieces work together. It makes it easy to get exactly the look I want  without having to modify patterns. The patterns also go from just barely too big for Brenna to one size too big for Morgan, so I think it will get a lot of use.

Not too bad for a week's worth of work. Now Morgan wants a whole new wardrobe too though. I don't think it's going to happen next week.

1 comment:

  1. What an impressive collection of beautiful dresses! And well done for decoding a Japanese pattern book, too!