maya mori

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KCW / Spring 2013 / Days Four & Five

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.Urban Hoodie / KCW / Spring 2013

Urban Hoodie / KCW / Spring 2013

Urban Hoodie / KCW / Spring 2013

Urban Hoodie / KCW / Spring 2013

Urban Hoodie / KCW / Spring 2013

Urban Hoodie / KCW / Spring 2013

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KCW / Spring 2013 / Day Three

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.  Mod Dress / KCW 2013

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KCW / Spring 2013 / Day Two

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.KCW Spring 2013 - Frankie Dress

KCW Day 2 - Frankie Dress

KCW Spring 2013 - Frankie Dress

KCW Spring 2013 - Frankie Dress

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KCW / Spring 2013 / Day One

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.

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cute pattern, cute dress, strange text…

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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!

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Day 5

The hardest part of this challenge for me is keeping up with the posting! On Friday, Day 5 of KCWC, I finished a chartreuse linen bubble skirt for Frankie. It is lisette pattern 0410. The trim matches the ruffled bird shirt. I love it! There was no school on Friday, so it was tough to squeeze an hour of sewing in. My older boys were super helpful with the baby and in addition to this skirt, we managed to get homework, games and music practice in too. Frankie wasn’t that helpful, but she sure looks cute in her new outfit!

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Creative Therapy…Day 4

I was really excited to sew this shirt together for Day 4 of KCWC. I’ve had this brown & pink bird fabric forever and it turned out really well. I used lisette pattern 0410 and used the last ten minutes of my hour to cut out the matching skirt. (my project to complete Friday) Frankie wouldn’t let me take her picture…she only wanted to wear a dress today! I’ll get a picture of her in the complete outfit on Friday.

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Creative Therapy…Day 2 and Day 3

After cutting out so many cute things on Day 1, I was really excited to start sewing. Unfortunately, I woke up on Tuesday really, really sick. Working that day was painful, slow and unproductive. Luckily, I felt a bit better on Wednesday and finished the first two dresses. The Frida pattern by Modkid is adorable and came together really easily. Frankie loves them both, but prefers the butterfly!

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