kcwc - day one

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

At the end of day one, I had a matching pair of yellow leggings, one for each girl. This was not at all my intention when I started. The day started well, with a huge pile of fabric and the promise of completed projects.

I cut the leggings out of yellow velour, so they would be nice and warm, using an old pair of Isabel's leggings as a pattern. First mistake. I don't think I'm quite ready for that. I think I'll stick to patterns from here on.
When the leggings were done, I put them on Isabel. They were very tight, and didn't have enough fabric to cover her bottom. Isabel said to me, "These are too small. These are Lucy's". That's when I thought, a ha! I'll make another pair for Isabel and give these to Lucy! They fit her well, and are just a bit long, so I added some rib cuff on the ankle to help them fit better.
I then cut out another pair for Isabel, obviously adding more all round. They turned out well, and I added a rib waist band as I had just enough fabric for the leggings, but it wasn't enough to do a waist casing. She loved them!
She put them on straight away, and wore them all day. A big hit! Just as well, as I found it very stressful working with the stretch velour. Now they have matching yellow tights. When Alexander saw them, he asked, "Where are my pants?". I assured him that I'll make him a pair next.
"Just because we have matching leggings, doesn't mean we need to have a picture taken together!"
KCWC (Kids Clothes Week Challenge) is a challenge to use one hour a day sewing clothes for your kids, hosted by Elsie Marley. You are, of course, allowed to use more than one hour! See more amazing creations here.

Hugs, Fiona

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