Kids clothes week wrapped up yesterday, and I’m pretty sure I snuck in my due time every day but the one I visited with Jane and her kids in Leesburg for some Finch fun. All was not lost though, because I happened to scrape the bottom of my pocket (literally, I actually had money IN my pocket) and find enough to grab a couple of half yards of these Cotton and Steel prints that I’ve been dying to get. I can’t say whether she even has this stuff still in stock, because Cotton and Steel is like the Beatles of the sewing world and their stuff gets snatched up like THAT *snaps fingers* But here is a link to the online shop anyway
HOW GREAT ARE THE LIONS AND TIGERS THOUGH. I’m only sad there aren’t any bears for Hawthorne
In true Kids Clothes Week tradition, I have a few sketchy photos of my creations. They have since been worn by their recipients, though with a bit of hesitation because they haven’t been properly photographed in them yet. Boy, do they know the drill! They even took them off of their own accord when we started eating watermelon cake for Hawthorne’s birthday. hahaha. “mama hasn’t taken pictures yet!”
They’re just super simple box skirts made with the full width of the (not very wide) bolt, and with a separate waistband. Waistband fabric courtesy of a care package from Kristin.
I’ve gotten into the habit of stitching my elastic down in the middle to keep it from flipping. Seriously, seeing elastic all rolled up in a waistband makes me in.sane
If you think these photos are lame, you’re just lucky I managed to avoid taking any of those creepy foot in the corner shots. Heh.
Some experimental Abe scraps made it into the skirts as tags. When I went digging for scraps to slap in there as a tag, I came across the practice stamps I’d done for the Abe Lincoln dress. There technically isn’t a back or front to these skirts since they are the same all around, but the girls get weirded out if there isn’t a “back”.
And KCW, out!