After three days of sewing for Frankie, I had to switch it up! Aidan requested a hoodie for Day 4, but it ended up taking me two days to get it all done. I downloaded the Urban Hoodie from Heidi & Finn, printed it out, pieced it together and started cutting! Aidan picked out a rad vintage super vibrant knit (picked up at an estate sale) and a coordinating green, super soft knit for the lining (picked up at St Vincent’s for $1.99 years ago). It turned out great and I really like the mismatched vintage buttons too! Aidan loves it.
The KCW challenge is moving along. I ended up cutting out a simple dress and getting it all finished in a little over an hour late last night. I used another vintage pattern and a mod white & gold abstract vintage print. I am absolutely loving the bow! Frankie and I went on an early morning walk and took some cute pics.
Yikes! Tuesday was so busy, I barely finished the dress. The skirt came together pretty easily and the pleating looks really great. I hand finished the neck and sleeves and then was so tired that I decided to roll hem the bottom on the serger. Frankie woke up this morning and was delighted! After dropping off her older brothers at school, we came home and had a little photo shoot.
it’s difficult some days to just feed my 4 kids, let alone sew for them! thank goodness for kcw (kids clothes week), the seasonal challenge that really sparks the creative fire.
for day one i decided to delve into my stash of vintage patterns and found this lovely mccall’s gem to sew for my 3 year old daughter, frankie.
cute pattern, cute dress, strange text…
i decided to use a vintage print with red piping. i was able to cut it out and sew the bodice together in my hour. i really love the cherry red piping & facing. i can’t wait to see it finished tomorrow!