kcwc – days 6 & 7 – FO 25 & 26

Phew…made it! I actually finished the outfit.

But before I share can I just say thank you for all the kind comments on my last post. You are all just so very kind.

For my first kcwc I was planning to make one of Heidi and Finn’s Cowl Neck Jumper Dress

image courtsey of heidi and finn

and Stitch and Whimsey’s Oh Suzanna Smock.

image courtesy of stitch and whimsy

Both patterns were in my pattern library and I planned to upcycle one of The Husband’s shirts for the smock and a dress donated by Ma SIL.

However, this plan changed at the beginning of the week when Button was invited to a birthday party today at a children’s play centre.  She needed something new, but not a frock.  I wanted her to be able to run and play and have fun without being encumbered or losing her modesty.

Muuuuuuuum! Let me go and play!

So I went with the Oh Suzanna Smock and Peek-a-Boo skinny jeans.

As the top was made from new fabric rather than an upcycled shirt I went with the elasticated sleeve:

Button loves the pockets:

Speaking of pockets…I lined the jeans pockets with the same fabric:

It’s these little details that make me love sewing clothes.

There are cute little back pockets too:

These are just begging for embellishment!  Maybe on the next pair…

I used a triple stitch and good old Gutermann thread to do the topstitching:

It’s the first time I’ve used this technique and I’m really rather pleased with the result.

As is Button. She got to run and climb and slide and jump in complete comfort, with room for cake. Which, in my book, makes my first attempt at kcwc a success.

These two patterns are going to get some use over the next few weeks.  I’m planning to upcycle those shirts, and I have a pair of Daddy’s jeans to use too…she has outgrown her current pair of denims so these are a priority.

But, I still owe her that little knitted dress, so tonight I downloaded and taped the pattern:

This should be a quick make.  I think I might be on a roll.


16 Responses to kcwc – days 6 & 7 – FO 25 & 26

  1. Jane G says:

    Very well coordinated, she’s a very fortunate little girl to have such a clever mummy

  2. K-Line says:

    Honestly, you’re like mother of the year with these outfits!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I think that might be diminished somewhat by the fact that I was finishing the elastic 30 minutes before we were due to leave for the party and I was still in my pyjamas at that point.

  3. gingermakes says:

    It it bad that I really want the cowl dress for myself? It’s SO CUTE. And what a sweet little outfit!

  4. She looks fab and I love those pockets!

  5. What a lovely outit. The jeans are super. I used the triple stitch too for mine…it makes is so much easier to sew than topstitiching thread

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      It was a real “slap self on forehead moment”. I can’t believe I’ve not done it before and it looks so lovely. I’m about to cut another pair of those jeans in denim, but make life easier by omitting the fastening…she just slides them on and off!

  6. Tone says:

    I love this outfit! My girls have been going to three (3!) brthday parties at indoor playlands, so I know what you mean, no pretty, pretty dresses there…

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you.
      I think at times like these they need to look cute but just be able to run about and enjoy the day.

  7. Ooo pockets too? That’s perfect – lovely jeans and cute little top. What a luverly mummy you are.

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