Before I start telling you all about Kid's Clothes Week and what I've been making, I'd love it if you would take a minute to visit Skirt Fixation and vote for your favorite knit item! =)
I've mentioned Kid's Clothes Week before.... 1 week of sewing clothes for children for 1 hour each day. I don't get to participate every time, but it just so happened that I didn't have quite as much as usual going on this week, so I signed up at the last minute. And surprisingly, I'm right on track for the week. =)
I finished this set of things on the third day: Three matching gingham skirts with white bands.
The gingham was polyester and quite sheer, so I used the white as both band and lining, and the skirts could easily be worn inside-out and look fine. Love it when it works out that way!
They sewed up speedily, for me.... 3 hours total for 3 skirts, and that's including hand-winding a bobbin (I still need a rubber gasket for the bobbin winder on my Singer 401A)
It was much harder to take the photos than to make the skirts. Three little girls and one of them hungry is a difficult combination to shoot well. And I just noticed that one of the little girls' shirts is stained, and I didn't even bother choosing their shoes, so these are their unedited choices. ;-)
At least my camera wasn't blurring everything like it has been lately! (Except for cropping and watermark, these shots are all straight out of the camera.)
I'm happy with the results, and will be sewing more skirts like these from other fabrics in the near future.
These three munchins were really happy to have matching skirts. =) (Except Beckers, who didn't much care.... all she cared about was food.)
I have another thing finished for Kid's Clothes Week now, and one cut out that I'm hoping to sew up sometime tonight.... so hopefully I will be back soon!
Thanks for stopping by,