I’m so excited about Kid’s Clothes Week! It’s gives me an excuse to plan out some great projects and then sew like a mad woman which are two of my most favorite things to do 🙂
Day 1 for me was actually wrapping up a project that was supposed to be finished before KCW even started… but the children had different plans. So I rolled with it and had day 1 be about finishing a fairy dress up cloak for my daughter’s birthday this month.
I used the Oliver + S Red Riding Hood pattern from the book of “Little Things to Sew”. I decided to sew it in a size Large which is supposed to fit ages 5-10 and my daughter is turning 4 so I know it will be pretty huge on her, but I’m ok with that!
The fabrics I used are a sage green stretch velvet and a shimmery berry colored lining fabric, both from Joann’s. I had some trouble sewing a stretch outer fabric to a non-stretch lining since the velvet wanted to.. well.. stretch! It made matching seams and edges kind of tricky. I just pinned everything with a million pins and it turned out well. For the neck closure I picked out a matching ribbon and modified the closure by having it tie rather then doing a loop and button. It feels so whimsical to have a big bow to tie! The metallic silver lace on the hood was from my stash. I think I’ve had it for about 8 years, no joke. It was high time to use it up! Plus it was the EXACT perfect length. Serendipitous? Yes, I think so too 🙂
It turned out so much better then I thought! Not that I thought it wouldn’t be great but when I finished it I just thought “WOW!”. I can’t wait to give it to my girl for her birthday and get some action shots of her wearing it! None for now though; it’s to be a surprise 😉