I was having such a hard time getting Quinby to wear the dresses I made on Day 3. All she wants to wear are princess dresses, so I caved. I saw this dress (for over $100) and thought it was lovely without being over the top.
This is my rendition – Understated Princess.
It was pretty simple to make. Two tubes, a bit of shirring, and some pleated sleeves. The sleeves are a periwinkle blue linen, the skirt is a moon fabric that I got many moons ago for Quinby and couldn’t figure out what to make with it, and the top is a scrap of pink and gray polka dot I found in my scrap box. I used silver and pewter colored thread.
I REALLY loved how she put it on and cooed, “I’m a princess!”, as she twirled.
Of course, she still pulled it off and dumped it on the floor 10 minutes later in favor of some polyester ruffly dress we got at the resale shop. Drat!
If you missed any of the days in my challenge, check out days 1,2,3, and 4 of the Kids Clothes Week Challenge.
I didn’t get to sew as much today, but I was able to finish this dress for PZ. The fabric is a great vintage seersucker I picked up at Knittn’ Kitten today. I may or may not add some shirring to the waist of this dress. I need to wait and see what PZ thinks tomorrow.
What I was doing instead of sewing was taking Quinby to Pine State Biscuits. We are probably the last two people in SE Portland to check this joint out, but MAN OH MAN, it was yummy!
Quinby spent a lot of time licking the strawberry jelly off her biscuit while I scarfed down my fried chicken, bacon, cheddar, and apple butter biscuit, green salad, and sweet tea. Unbelievable! Don’t worry, I worked it off at pilates tonight.
See you tomorrow for Day 5 of the Kids Clothes Week Challenge. Just in case you missed it, here are my days 1, 2, and 3.
I used this tutorial (after jimmying with the number a bit) to make these three dresses for Quinby. She looks adorable in them, but it was a gray day here in Portland so no photos. Maybe tomorrow.
I used all vintage fabrics for these which is great, because they are not only super cute and unique, but these dresses probably cost me about $4 total to make. Sweet!
I finished the apron top I was working on for PZ too. My math sucked though and it would fit a 12 year old better than my 5 year old. Now I have to try to rework it. I’ll let you know how it goes.
How is everyone else doing with the Kids Clothing Week Challenge? In case you missed them, here are my days 1 and 2.
After the great shorts fiasco yesterday, I decided to switch over to tops. I did this little top to “go” with the sailboat shorts I made on Sunday. I had seen this picture from katie did‘s blog when she first posted it and the little shorts are actually what I liked about it, but the ruffle on the top caught my attention as well. So I just decided to free hand a similar top and it came out a little strange, but wearable.
The straps still need some adjustment. PZ wasn’t feeling particularly willing to stand around trying the shirt on over and over again. Unfortunately, she gets super freaked out when trying clothes on with pins, so I end up sewing it before I have her try it on and having to redo it several times before I get it right.
I also almost finished an apron top for PZ, but we had friends come over for burgers on the grill. Yeah! It is finally starting to get nice enough to eat outside! Sunny Portland days here we come!