It’s Kids Clothes Week again – summer edition!
There’s now a brand new community KCW website where you can upload your projects, check out other participants, and browse through patterns. The site is still a work in progress, but it’s really cool and just keeps getting better – I encourage you to check it out! If you haven’t visited yet, there are a few video tutorials on the KCW blog to help you get rolling: here’s how to register and sign up, and here’s how to add a project. And if sewing-related data entry sounds appealing, you can even help build the site by signing up to add patterns to the database. I’ve added a bunch, it’s fun!
Anyhow, my first project is a pair of Oliver + S Class Picnic Shorts.
As I was thinking about sewing for the summer, I realized Lila is about to size out of all of my Oliver + S patterns (boo hoo!). So I figured I better get some final use out of them.
I loved her in last year’s Class Picnic Shorts and secretly hoped I’d get them out this summer and they’d still fit. But alas, she is no longer a size 2. I ended up making these in a size 4, but I think a 3 would have fit fine. I had to cinch up the elastic quite a bit in the back, but it works, and I think I’ll be glad I made them big when I get them out next summer!
The main fabric is my tried and true Robert Kaufman chambray, same as I used for that first pair, but this time I went with a contrast fabric just to change things up. It’s from Rebecca Bischoff’s Blythe collection for Robert Kaufman. I made myself a Washi dress from this fabric, but I haven’t decided just yet if it’s fit for the public eye. I love the fabric though, so I used some of the leftovers on these shorts.
The only change I made when constructing these was using a little extra interfacing on the waistband – it calls for interfacing the waistband facing, but I added interfacing to the front waistband piece as well.
That’s it for now, I hope to be back later in the week with more kids clothes!