Mini Penny Pinafore
I wanted to make Miss K a Christmas dress out of these two fabrics but couldn't decide on a pattern. I went back and forth many times and decided to buy the Mini Penny Pinafore pattern by Kitschy Coo.
The pattern was almost $12 and K is at the top of the size range so I had trouble justifying the cost. I almost bought the women's pattern to use the smallest size for her but thought that it would be too long and awkward fitting on her rectangle body. I crossed my fingers and hoped the kids would fit right. Well it doesn't. It is too tight and very long. I can easily modify it to fit right in the future though.
It is snug in the bodice and stomach area, long in the length. K complained of the sleeves being tight too. But she did wear it for 3 days straight. I used size 9/10 everywhere but size 9 length.
I like the design of the dress. I just wish there was more flare for K because this way really shows her rectangle shape! I will have to go and modify this if I use it again. More room all over and more flare in the skirt.
The fabrics are both from Purpleseamstress and cotton lycra. Pink Plaid was 1.5 yards at $10/yard. Kelly Green was 1/2 yard at $3.25. So total of fabric, $18.25 and pattern, $12 = $30.25 ouch. The plaid faded quite a bit after the second wash too. Bummer because it is nice and thick fabric.
Ottobre 04/2013 #30 Leggings
I also made the leggings K is wearing. They are an Ottobre pattern we love in a size larger than usual. 152 width, 146 height. The fabric was not what I expected when I got it but it worked out ok. 1.5 yards at $9.50/yard = $14.25. The fabric is super soft but pilled horrible after the second wash.
here is a close up of the stripes in the legging material
they match the plaid so nicely :)
Ottobre 04/2013 #33
I had 1/2 yard of the Kelly Green fabric left over so I made an Ottobre raglan tee for K in a 146. It is a bit big on the neckline but she can grow into it. The deer fabric was purchased in March 2014 from a Facebook group for $8 for the yard. It is a nice thick cotton knit, most likely an interlock from the looks of it. Total for shirt: $11.25
In other random Christmas sewing, I made K a bunch of doll clothes for her 18" dolls. These are special because they are made from some of K's old clothes she loved (except the snow leopard, that is to match her dress I made her here, and the black/pink top matches her tee here).
I rushed a stuffed Totoro plushie. It didn't turn out half as good as I would have liked because I had no time to do it correctly, but he is cute nonetheless. Materials cost about $1.50! I used the tutorial and pattern from Cheek and Stitch.
My Neighbor Totoro so it was a big surprise for her.
Here is a pic from the movie
I hope you are all enjoying your holidays with friends and family! I'm working on a new Burda top and dress for myself in between festivities plus a wrap up post for the year as well as some resolutions for the new year.
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~