Kids clothes week is over. I feel like I haven’t got much to show for it, but there are three little kids and a silver fox here that get dibs on my attention. It feels like there are a million things I want to sew and never the time to do it.
But my last finished items were definitely needed since Halloween is lurking right around the corner.
Not that I need to say it, but Clover is going to be Dorothy. I either need to find or make a white shirt for her, and ruby slippers must be gotten. Silver works too since, did you know it, they’re silver in the book!
This apron was designed by me. I wanted her to have a dress up item that she could put on herself, and a button/elastic closure seemed easier than ties. It’s got lots of gathers and an interfaced waistband. Between that and the gingham being pretty high quality, it all feels sturdy and legit.
Straps are bias cut. Just cause.
Back button is one from my vintage stash in emerald city green.
Blue check gingham just didn’t turn out to be so stimulating for my sense of style. As I was cutting and sewing I felt compelled to add a twist…..something kinda weird. Thus, the witch puddle.
Clover was offended by it at first because “it’s not on her in the movie.” Girl, you have never seen the movie. Stop spoiling mommy’s fun.
Under the apron is a skirt I’ve been wanting to sew since I saw Gail’s bridgetown version. It’s the Oliver and S swingset skirt. These days it’s only available as a PDF unless you find an old print version. I prefer O+S paper patterns because they’re so nice, but the PDF was the nicest one I’ve ever used.
I was drawn to the almost circle skirt level twirly shape, and the nice looking waistband. It’s also lined. I dunno, something about it it all just feels really nice. The drape, the lining in crisp white lawn, the heavier yarn dyed gingham (from fabric.com on both accounts). Despite it not totally being my aesthetic I do really like it.
Still needs a drawstring though. Maybe that’ll hide my crooked buttonholes.
Between the skirt and all the apron gathers, this has an almost Alice-like volume. Maybe it can do double dress up duty. I feel like a bit of a dress up nazi. I kind of insist that costumes have everyday dress up value. Sewing time is precious…. These girls love love love to dress up too, so I want them to have a fun collection of disguises. The lion hat and tail have already gotten good use.
Anyway. I’m going to get pictures of the girls in their finished costumes on Halloween. Stay tuned!